Constitution Daily

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The Constitution This Week: Personhood, protesters, and partisanship

May 4, 2012 By Holly Munson

Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week. The top three: personhood, tea party protesters, and partisanship.

Rejecting Affordable Care Act is rejecting Constitution

March 19, 2012 By Akhil Amar and Todd Brewster

The justices have the power to declare the law unconstitutional and thereby kill "Obamacare" before it even leaves the birthing chamber. While some believe that such an outcome would be proper, we disagree.

Of Another Day and Another Romney: The Year When Conservative Republicans Proudly Accepted "Defeat"

February 6, 2012 By Todd Brewster

A little more than a decade ago, Edward Luttwak, the renowned military strategist, wrote a provocative essay in Foreign Affairs entitled, “Give War a Chance.”

Stop Making Sense!

January 6, 2012 By Matthew Kerbel

Mitt Romney is the only traditionally credible candidate in the Republican field. That’s why he can’t break away from the pack.

Constitution Check: Has the time come to expand commercial rights?

January 3, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

It is fair to assume that no member of the current Court would publicly advocate abandonment of the preferred status of individual rights or the lesser protection of economic liberties; the Court regularly applies only a rationality test to economic legislation.

Ringing out 2011 (with thanks to the “12 Days of Christmas” song)

December 25, 2011 By Paige Scofield

Constitution Daily does a spin on the "Twelve Days of Christmas."

5 things to know about Occupy Wall Street + 1 big question

October 20, 2011 By Ralph Young

Like the Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street is an expression of a deep-seated discontent about the nation’s direction, or lack thereof.

Blame the Tea Party for the national debt crisis?

August 25, 2011 By Louis Fisher

The issue festered year after year while most national leaders chose to look the other way.

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