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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

  • The latest health care decision0

    • January 31, 2011

    The score is now 2-2: Two U.S. district courts have found that the individual mandates in last year’s federal health care act are authorized by the power of Congress to “regulate Commerce . . . among the several States,” while two have found the contrary.  This latest decision – arising from a case brought by

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  • Does Congress really have authority to regulate campaign finance?0

    • January 23, 2011

    [Rob Natelson is the author of the new book, The Original Constitution: What it Actually Said and Meant. To learn more about this topic, hear Rob’s podcast Election Law and the Election Clause.] The Constitution granted Congress only enumerated powers.  Did those powers include measures of “campaign finance reform?” Congress justifies campaign regulation as flowing

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  • Madison being misread (on an amendments convention)0

    • January 18, 2011

    Sometimes even friends of the Constitution misinterpret the document or the history surrounding it. Throughout the country right now, state lawmakers are advancing constitutional amendments to restrain federal power and federal spending. Because they know that Congress will never propose amendments to restrain itself (2/3 of both the Senate and House would have to approve

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  • Reading the Constitution: What it told us about Congress0

    • January 9, 2011

    [Rob Natelson is the author of The Original Constitution: What It Really Said and Meant – an objective explanation of the Constitution as understood by the Founders.] Unlike some both on the right and the left, I don’t think the reading of the Constitution in Congress was a purely symbolic or useless endeavor.  It was

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  • Confused about a constitutional phrase? The law of the Founders often provides the answer0

    • December 30, 2010

    [Rob Natelson is the author of The Original Constitution: What It Really Said and Meant – an objective explanation of the Constitution as understood by the Founders.] One of the most neglected tools for understanding the Constitution is also one of the most important: The Law of the 18th century. The Constitution is a legal

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  • The Feds’ Nosy Survey0

    • December 24, 2010

    [Rob Natelson is the author of The Original Constitution: What It Really Said and Meant – an objective explanation of the Constitution as understood by the Founders.] The people who run the federal government may not be able to balance its budget or even pass an appropriation bill on time, but they certainly can tell

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Email: rob.natelson1@gmail.com
Phone: 303-279-6536, ext 114

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