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Presidents’ Day »

Presidents’ Day should itself remind us that the executive branch has expanded its power way beyond what the nation’s founders had intended at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. We don’t have a “Congress or Judiciary Day.” The day celebrates powerful executives as caricatured celebrities. The founders had envisioned Congress, as the dominant branch of...
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Uncle Sam’s Fifty Brothers: The Power and Promise of State Constitutions »

“That’s unconstitutional!” is a cry that sparks debates in kitchens, bars, coffee houses, and court houses. The notion of a constitution runs deep and divisively in American culture, but it also unites us in a common “rights talk.” Yet how much attention do we give to the 50 state constitutions? The potential and power...
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