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Signing_of_Constitution_Chandler_Christy_smThe Constitutional Studies Center combines careful, objective scholarship into the original understanding of the Constitution with advocacy for human freedom under law. It produces books, issue papers, articles, and legal briefs reporting the results of its research. Since 2010, the Center has had enormous influence on constitutional law cases and commentary, but also on policy makers and grass roots activists. For example, the Center’s research findings galvanized the massive and growing “Article V” movement to restore constitutional limits on the federal government.

Latest Posts

  • New Article: Is President Trump in Violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause?

    New Article: Is President Trump in Violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause?0

    • February 22, 2017

    Recent controversy has centered on President Trump’s businesses accepting payments—such as payment for space in the Trump Tower—from foreign governments. Several prominent legal commentators have begun a lawsuit claiming that the president is violating the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause by accepting “emoluments” from foreign governments. That Clause, which is Article I, Section 9, Clause 8,

  • A New Look at the Founders Through the Postal Clause

    A New Look at the Founders Through the Postal Clause0

    • February 21, 2017

    The Constitution’s Postal Clause grants Congress power to “establish Post Offices and Post Roads.” There is a fascinating history behind that provision, which I explore in a new article linked here. Some of the highlights: * Although the Founders generally favored free enterprise over state-owned business, they made an exception for postal services. * As

  • Conservatives Should Abandon the Filibuster

    Conservatives Should Abandon the Filibuster0

    • February 15, 2017

    Conservatives traditionally have supported the Senate filibuster because, supposedly, it puts the brakes on expansion of government. I’ve long thought conservatives should reconsider. With Democrats planning to filibuster President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, a good time to reconsider is now. That’s because history shows that, on balance, the filibuster doesn’t put the brakes on


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Rob Natelson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Jurisprudence
Email: rgnatelson@gmail.com
Phone: 303-279-6536, ext 114