• May 1, 2014
    The Constitution’s meaning changes with the Supreme Court's personnel and sometimes a single appointment can make all the difference.
  • September 14, 2012

    In this excerpt from Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explain the significance of the Powell Memorandum, a call-to-arms for American corporations written by Virginia lawyer (and future U.S. Supreme Court justice) Lewis Powell to a neighbor working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In the fall of 1972, the venerable National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) made a ...

  • June 25, 1987 | In Search of the Constitution
    Associate Justice Lewis Powell, Jr. discusses some of his most controversial cases.