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Gorsuch confirmation set for next Friday, filibuster drama likely

March 29, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest statement that Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination will be confirmed on Friday, April 7, has set the battle lines for next week’s confirmation fight.

A controversial President who established presidential succession

March 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the 227th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.

The most obscure Constitutional Amendment?

March 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On March 29, 1961, Ohio and Kansas voted to ratify the Constitution’s 23rd Amendment. Today, that amendment remains obscure and still controversial to a small, but critical, group of Americans.

Supreme Court redefines intellectual disability

March 28, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

While still insisting that state governments do not have to follow exactly all of the medical community's standards for defining intellectual disability of criminal suspects, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday narrowed even further states' option to create their own standards when deciding who is eligible to be executed for murder.

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