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Happy birthday, Bill of Rights!

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s…

Dec 15

Blog Post

Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed nearly 20 amendments as a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know…

Dec 15

Blog Post

Eight basic facts about the Bill of Rights

Here are eight key facts about this enduring testament to liberty and freedom!

Dec 15

Educational Video

McDonald v. Chicago

A deep dive into McDonald v. Chicago, a 2010 Supreme Court case that ruled that the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms…

Sep 6

Educational Video

The Second Amendment

A deep dive into the Second Amendment, which states that "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free…

Sep 6

Podcast

Armed in America

Aug 27

Blog Post

On this day, a divided Supreme Court rules on the Second Amendment

On June 28, 2010, a deeply divided Supreme Court upholds gun-ownership rights within homes on a national basis, expanding on a…

Jun 28

Blog Post

Justices consider expanding gun rights

For the first time since it gave broad new constitutional protection to individuals’ gun rights more than a decade ago, the…

Jan 22

Blog Post

Judge extends 3-D gun blueprint ban until case is resolved

A federal judge in Seattle has issued a preliminary national injunction blocking a website from offering 3-D-printer gun…

Aug 27

Blog Post

Supreme Court bypasses new claim about gun rights

Continuing its pattern of refusing to clarify the gun rights that are protected by the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court has…

May 15

Blog Post

Interactive Constitution: The Second Amendment’s meaning

In this essay from the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution project, scholars Nelson Lund and Adam Winkler…

Feb 19

Town Hall Video

Bill of Rights Day 2017

Dec 15

Blog Post

Supreme Court Justices allow ban on high-capacity guns

With the nation reaching record levels of mass shootings, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the state of Maryland to continue to…

Nov 27

Blog Post

10 big constitutional moments in 2016

It was a very interesting year.

Dec 30

Town Hall Video

Video: Bill Of Rights Day Book Festival

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, we presented four live stream video programs related to the 225th anniversary of the Bill of…

Dec 15

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