What’s a constitution for, anyway? What good does one do? What use is it?
Category: Foreign Constitutions
The King is Dead
Why do we wait roughly eleven weeks between our presidential election on the first Tuesday of November and Inauguration Day on January 20 to switch from the outgoing occupant of the White House to the newcomer?
What Did the Framers Mean? Does It Matter?
In December 2019, the House of Representative’s Committee on the Judiciary held hearings on the possible impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The committee members
Impeachment: A Mini-chapter on What It Is, What It Isn’t, and What Nobody Knows
Even before the Framers had decided how many presidents the country should have or how long he would serve or what powers he should have, they debated how to get rid of one if he misbehaved.
Gerrymandering: Here We Go Again—and Again and Again
Even though the second edition of Fault Lines in the Constitution is just out, we’re addressing the issue of gerrymandering again because, apparently, the answer to the question we posed over two years ago is “nope.”
Should Sixteen-Year-Olds Be Able to Vote?
A major reason that’s given to justify lowering the voting age is that people who start voting when they’re young will stay politically active throughout their lives.