Constitution

Cuba’s New Draft Constitution: Institutionalizing Revolution and Reversing Personalization

July 25, 2018

Cuba’s National Assembly passed a new draft constitution, to replace its existing Soviet-era constitution via national referendum in a few months. Many changes are in the works, including the recognition of private property and gay marriage. But will it mean real change? We discuss the constitution with Prof. Liz Dore and James Early

Israel Legislates Apartheid into Law

July 19, 2018

TRNN’s Shir Hever explains that Israel’s new Law of the Nation-State makes it impossible to pretend that Israel is a democracy. Unequal rights are recognized by the government as the essence of the state

Ralph Nader

February 18, 2016
Ralph Nader says Scalia interpreted the constitution hypocritically as he extended the bill of rights from persons to corporations

The Roots of Scalia’s Originalism

February 15, 2016

Larry Wilkerson examines the pitfalls of Scalia’s theory of originalism and how this creates a tendency of disunion rather than cohesion when interpreting the law

Oligarchs, Fascists and the People’s Protest in Ukraine

March 28, 2014

Derek Monroe says the Ukrainian far-right, with the backing of local oligarchs, the US and the EU, hijacked popular protests against corruption

NSA Recording All International Calls From U.S.

March 17, 2014

NSA whistleblower Russ Tice says the ongoing Snowden revelations show Americans that those in power should be held accountable for serious breaches of the Constitution

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security