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The Constitution news and analysis from The Nation
July 24, 2017
If Trump Abuses His Pardon Powers, Congress Should Impeach Him
A presidential pardon can’t stop an impeachment process.
July 14, 2017
Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
The congressman objected to a proposal that would have unjustly targeted Muslims.
July 12, 2017
What the Senate Should Ask FBI Nominee Christopher Wray
The investigation into Trump and Russia isn’t the only subject Congress must press him on.
July 11, 2017
A Billionaires’ Republic
American democracy has always been threatened by concentrations of wealth as much as those of power.
June 28, 2017
Trump’s Election Win Is Already Being Felt on the Supreme Court
Neil Gorsuch looks to be just as conservative as Scalia—and if Trump gets to replace Kennedy, the Court will be as conservative as it’s been in a century.
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June 23, 2017
The Republic of Rogue Island
Here's what one state's radical experiment after the American Revolution can tell us about democracy today.
June 12, 2017
An Article of Impeachment Based on Trump’s Obstruction of Justice Is Now Circulating in the House
California Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior Democrat, proposes a resolution—and promises to trigger impeachment votes in the chamber.
June 9, 2017
Congress Has What It Needs to Impeach Trump
The evidence of Trump’s obstruction of justice invites comparison with Watergate-era articles of impeachment—and demands action.
May 31, 2017
The Outcome of This Obscure Lawsuit Could Undermine Constitutional Government
The Georgia Supreme Court is about to decide whether citizens can sue the state. It’s chilling to imagine what could happen if the justices say they cannot.
May 31, 2017
To Impeach or Not to Impeach? And Is That Even the Question?
Four writers debate whether Trump's removal from office is a priority or a distraction.
Christopher D. Cook