Ted Cruz (left) and Donald Trump (right) may be asked  tonight to give their opinions on the meaning of natural-born citizenship.

What is a “natural-born citizen”?

January 14, 2016 - 1 Comment

Donald Trump is at it again.  Trump led a birther movement for people who were skeptical of President Obama’s birthplace, even though his birth certificate clearly states that he was born in Hawaii.   It was an attempt to declare Obama illegitimate.  Now, Trump is attacking a fellow Republican using similar tactics. Is Senator Ted Cruz eligible to […]

How the Court defines "one person-one vote" will affect the representation of all U.S. children.

Can states ignore children when drawing voting districts?

December 20, 2015 - 1 Comment

On December 8, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v Abbott.  At issue is [...]

Victoria Barrett discusses her participation in climate change lawsuit on The Weather Channel.

Children Sue Government Over Climate Change

November 17, 2015 - 1 Comment

Although many of them cannot vote or drive a car, dozens have joined together to sue several state [...]

Retired Supreme Court justice David Souter recently discussed the urgent need for improved civics education with students in New Hampshire

Souter connects political polarization with civic ignorance

October 27, 2015 - 2 Comments

Civic education in America continues its decline.  Its causes and effects were recently addressed [...]

Eight-year-old Marlon Delgado is wrapped in a U.S. flag as he participates in the National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice.  Many Republican presidential candidates argue against birthright citizenship. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Citizenship before Trump… or Lincoln

August 30, 2015 - 1 Comment

Several Republican presidential candidates have recently drawn public attention by criticizing the [...]

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