For well over two centuries, the United States Constitution has served as a charter for a free, democratic government and for a country that has risen from a dicey political experiment to an economic and political superpower. In the history of the world, there is nothing like it.
Please join top legal scholars for a discussion of the ramifications of two landmark cases (Carolene Products v. United States and Erie Railroad v. Tompkins) on its 75th anniversary.
The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision last week to dismiss a lawsuit alleging human rights violations by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria is already being portrayed as a victory for big corporations over human rights victims.
There’s a story Americans have learned about the Supreme Court, a story that affects the way we view high-profile cases like the ones about same-sex marriage that it heard last week.
The lawyers have spoken; it is now the Court’s turn. What is it likely to say when the decision is finally announced? The oral argument did shed some light on the likely answer – although reading judicial tea leaves is always hazardous.
Nearly four years ago, in an important case from Texas, the justices on the Supreme Court signaled that Sections (4b) and 5 of the Voting Rights Act were in grave need of modernization.
Earlier this week, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, NBC News published a poll on abortion declaring "seven in 10 respondents oppose Roe v. Wade being overturned."
As we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, and as the Supreme Court prepares to open a new term, Justice Antonin Scalia and noted legal lexicographer Bryan Garner have released a new book, "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts." Join Justice Scalia for a discussion of these important issues at this book forum cosponsored by the Federalist Society and AEI.
Join us for a discussion of the history and future of federal and state alcohol regulation and competition, followed by a reception with beer, wine, and spirits.
Join education scholars and practitioners for a discussion about the latest NCLB research and its implications for future education policy.
What shared commitments do we have as citizens and neighbors to care for one another? How can a proper ordering of America’s political economy enable the most people to have the best life? At this event, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), a longtime champion of human rights causes, and AEI President Arthur Brooks will join Wallis in addressing these and other questions.