D.C. Based Student Summer Program – Now Accepting Applications!

April 21st, 2014 by

D.C. Based Student Summer Program – Now Accepting Applications! Do you know a student who is ready to make a difference?  Can you see them on Capitol Hill or in local government? Are they interested in defending the Constitution and their rights as Americans? Most of all – do they want to make a difference Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution – Brearly Committee – Executive Branch

September 9th, 2011 by

It has become evident to the delegates that they cannot make the decisions about the executive independent of a conversation that discusses the executive’s election, term, powers, and removal in a holistic way. Thus the Brearly Committee is tasked with such a conversation. The result – Article II of the Constitution. Read on for some Read more…

Countdown to the Constitution – Gerry Committee

July 4th, 2011 by

Philadelphia – The eleventh anniversary of independence saw the Convention at an impasse. The delegates could not agree on the question of how to structure a legislative body for the union – because all knew this decision raised the question of whether they should merely strengthen the confederation, or create a new national government in Read more…

Starting a Law Club – by Jaclyn Burge

June 8th, 2011 by

We are pleased to feature a guest blog by Jaclyn Burge, a senior at Kingsburg High School in Kingsburg, California. Jaclyn participated in the 2010 Constitutional Academy. Jaclyn is responding to our question, “Why do you think being engaged in civics is so important as a young person? What have you done, do you do, Read more…

Airport Security – Protective or Provocative?

May 12th, 2011 by

While traveling this weekend, my mom and I were discussing whether we would still be required to take our shoes off at the airport since Osama bin Laden had been killed. She pulled up the TSA website and found that in the last week, they have confiscated: 7 artfully concealed prohibited items found at checkpoints 13 firearms Read more…

Facebook and the Fourth Amendment

May 3rd, 2011 by

Internet privacy is an ever growing concern in our tech-savvy era. Recently, United States senators John McCain and John Kerry introduced a bill that called for an internet “privacy bill of rights” in conjunction with the Department of Commerce. “Does the bill do enough to protect our privacy?” The St. Louis Today reported on Monday Read more…