Because of the president’s ability to veto legislation, some people argue that we actually have a tricameral system—two houses to pass bills and one person to keep them from becoming law.
If there is widespread support among registered voters for both gun control and Dreamers, why haven’t our elected members of Congress passed laws to take action on these issues? The reason, in part, is related to our Constitution.
As the boss of the White House, the president can also choose and replace the people who work there, from the travel agents to the press secretary.
Like many people, we are awed by the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, for taking the lead in America’s ongoing debates over the balance between the right to own guns and the need to control access to them.
The compromises the Framers made over slavery spread like tentacles throughout the Constitution.
On February 16 and 17, co-author and law professor Sanford Levinson is holding a free symposium at the University of Texas Law School on “Civic