Constitution Center in the News

In the News

The National Constitution Center’s exhibitions, programs, and initiatives receive prominent coverage in regional and national media. Below is just a sampling of the Center’s recent coverage.

Reading Eagle: Reconstruction Era Remembered

On Monday, the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia announced a series of initiatives to commemorate the Reconstruction amendment.

July 27, 2018

Bloomberg: Kennedy’s Retirement Puts Abortion Ruling in Striking Distance for Conservatives

The gay-marriage ruling itself is probably more secure than other precedents, in part because the country has come to accept it, said Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

July 27, 2018

The Washington Post: The Supreme Court Has Faced Momentous Resignations. But Kennedy’s May be Unrivaled.

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “The last time the court had the potential to shift this dramatically was with Robert Bork’s seat."

July 27, 2018

WAMU, 1A: Are Narrow Rulings The Supreme Court’s New Normal?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins 1A to discuss the Supreme Court's narrow rulings during its 2017-2018 term.

July 27, 2018

MSNBC, Hallie Jackson: What Will Trump’s Potential SCOTUS Picks Mean for the Future?

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, weighs in on the shortlist of President Trump's potential Supreme Court picks replacing newly retired Justice Kennedy.

July 27, 2018

MSNBC, Velshi & Ruhle: How Public Opinion Could Play a Role in Roe v Wade

Jeffrey Rosen, law professor and President & CEO of the National Constitution Center, tells Ali Velshi that while Supreme Court justices like to say they don’t follow opinion polls or election results, they tend to follow broad public opinion when ruling.

July 27, 2018

CNN, Smerconish: How Can Senators Ask Kavanaugh About Roe v. Wade?

How should Senators question SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh? CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses with on CNN's Smerconish.

July 27, 2018

Fox News: Steve Hilton: I Didn’t Get the True Genius of America’s Founders Till I Moved Here. Here’s What Worries Me Now.

"The highlight of the Constitution Center is a regular live performance telling the story of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, the years leading up to the Constitutional Convention – and then of the momentous deliberations that produced the U.S. Constitution itself."

July 1, 2018

MSNBC, Velshi & Ruhle: Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Unions

National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. American Federation of State.

June 27, 2018

The Atlantic: James Madison Would Be Horrified by a Tweeting President

President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses James Madison and social media at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival: “I can say with complete, nonpartisan virtue that Madison would be horrified by the idea of a tweeting president. He would not have followed Obama or Trump on Twitter.”

June 25, 2018

Philadelphia Business Journal: Pew Center Hands Out $9M in Grants to Temple, Constitution Center, Others

Philadelphia Business Journal reports on the National Constitution Center's newly received grant from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for its upcoming Reconstruction exhibit.

June 19, 2018

Forbes: A Brief Bio That Fittingly Fattens Up the Anemic Reputation Of Our Portliest President

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, reviews National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen's new biography on William Howard Taft.

June 5, 2018

CBS Philly: National Constitution Center Showcases Musical Hamilton Exhibit

Vice President of Visitor Experience and Education Kerry Sautner joins CBS Philly to discuss the Center's newest exhibit on Alexander Hamilton.

May 26, 2018

The Washington Post: The Best Way to Tell if Someone is a Conservative

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and America’s Town Hall guest George F. Will discusses William Howard Taft by Jeffrey Rosen.

May 25, 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’

"Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility."

April 23, 2018

WHYY: Former U.S. Attorney General Predicts Continuing Wave of Political Engagement

"Holder was at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia Monday evening to explain the continuing relevance of the [14th] amendment in today’s political landscape."

April 23, 2018

KYW: Eric Holder Talks 14th Amendment, Starbucks Arrest at National Constitution Center

"Former Attorney General Eric Holder discussed everything from political gerrymandering to criminal justice reform, as well as his take on the recent arrest of two Black men at a Starbucks in Center City, during his keynote address at the National Constitution Center Monday night."

April 23, 2018

The Philadelphia Tribune: Eric Holder Addresses Starbucks, Constitution

"Holder made his comments during a daylong event marking the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment at the National Constitution Center."

April 23, 2018

The New York Times: Learning About the Civil Rights Era Through Travel

"In Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center is celebrating the 14th Amendment to the Constitution in its 150th anniversary year."

April 20, 2018

CNN, Smerconish: Will Justice’s Call to Repeal 2nd Amendment Backfire?

CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses the Second Amendment and former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens's recent op-ed.

March 31, 2018

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