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The Constitution news and analysis from The Nation
September 11, 2017
Too Many Americans Think Patriotism Means Racism and Xenophobia
And our communities are facing hate violence at levels that rival the aftermath of 9/11 as a consequence.
September 1, 2017
Scandal-Plagued Sheriff David Clarke Would Make a Bad Trump Administration Even Worse
Trump’s favorite lawman wants to shred the Constitution and abandon habeas corpus.
September 1, 2017
Erwin Chemerinsky: Trump’s Terrible Pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The dean of the law school at Berkeley explains why Trump’s move violates basic tenets of the separation of powers.
August 26, 2017
President Trump Should Be Impeached for Pardoning Joe Arpaio
Trump has enabled a racist to trash the Constitution and flout the rule of law.
Ian Haney López
August 15, 2017
Can Jeff Sessions Provide Justice for Heather Heyer?
Sessions’s perverted sense of justice continues to undermine civil rights, not protect them.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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August 9, 2017
Venezuela May Be on the Brink of Civil War
The international left should do everything in its power to prevent it; we must support a negotiated solution.
August 8, 2017
Why Trump’s Attacks on Mueller Are Getting Some Surprising Pushback—From Republicans
Is the GOP defense of Mueller a signal that Congress is turning against the White House?
August 4, 2017
Nearly 50 Senators Want to Make It a Felony to Boycott Israel
The goal is to frighten people from engaging in the completely legal act of living out their values.
July 28, 2017
What Power Does Trump Have to Stop the Russia Investigation?
David Cole on the president pardoning himself.
July 24, 2017
If Trump Abuses His Pardon Powers, Congress Should Impeach Him
A presidential pardon can’t stop an impeachment process.