We the People – 7/21

The case against Congressional term limits By David Adler Advocates of congressional term limits have strong arguments, as we observed last week of the ongoing effort to impose a ceiling on the number of terms that members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S....

We the People – 7/14

Where frequent elections end, tyranny begins By David Adler The debate surrounding proposals for term limits on members of Congress would benefit from a reminder of the reasoning behind the 22nd Amendment, which imposed a two-term limit on the presidency. That...

We the People – 7/7

Where frequent elections end, tyranny begins By David Adler Students of the Constitution often ask for an explanation of the Constitutional Convention’s rationale for distinguishing the length of terms for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S....

We the People – 6/30

Ratifying the Constitution: Democracy in Action By David Adler On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the proposed Constitution. This was an act for the ages because it not only marked the technical implementation of the new law of the land...

We the People – 6/23

To regulate in the last resort By David Adler Does Congress, under the Time, Place and Manner Clause of the Constitution, possess authority to “alter” or otherwise override state laws governing the conduct of congressional elections?  That is the central...

We the People – 6/16

Trump’s claimed reinstatement:  A Constitutional myth By David Adler Former President Donald Trump has been telling people that he expects to be “reinstated” as president, in August. The premise behind this theory, embraced by his MAGA supporters, is that President...