Constitution

The Baby Trump Balloon rises after being inflated in Battery Park as part of an 'Impeachment Parade' protest in New York City on October 28, 2018.

Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship, Experts Respond

But can the president legally change a constitutional amendment via an executive order?

Red, white and blue sign says "Vote here" with an arrow and an American flag

What You Need to Know About the Voter ID Law SCOTUS Refused to End

Native Americans say the North Dakota law was designed to keep them from the polls and violates the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. Constitution and the state Constitution. The Supreme Court just declined to get involved.

John Lewis. Black man holds small booklet with "The Constitution of the United States" on the front.

An Education: Today Marks 150th Anniversary of 14th Amendment

As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court nominee, here’s why the amendment’s promise of “equal protection of the laws” still matters.

Jesse Jackson, Jr.: We Should Read the WHOLE Constitution

Originalists cherry pick the original ideas they want to (publicly) revere.

The Constitution Is Just Words, Until We Give Them Meaning

And all the tea party-inspired grandstanding in the world won’t change that fact, says Dom Apollon.

Looking Back, and Forward, on Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is a commemoration of history–the 90th anniversary of the victory of women’s suffrage–as well as a marker of the incomplete struggle for equal rights.

The Right's Long, Racist History of Calling Moms Criminals

The GOP’s birthright citizenship drama isn’t the first in which women of color have been cast as criminal breeders.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Day Labor Ban

The courts have delivered a mixed bag for immigrants in recent days. The Supreme Court issued a breakthrough decision for immigrants yesterday, restoring some judicial discretion to the deportation process. But in California, a federal appeals court upheld a local statute last week that essentially criminalizes the day labor market.