In a stunning coincidence that I could not have planned better myself, today is both the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment as well as the day a new Supreme Court nominee is set to be announced, to replace the justice who was one of its most consequential protectors for the last 30 years.

The whispers of a potential undermining of the Citizenship Clause (and even an outright repeal) in Section 1 are already getting louder so I took the advice of my wonderful wife, Stephanie, to take the week and highlight the importance and pitfalls of how the 14th amendment has shaped this country over the past 150 years (she also came up with the final panel).

The names on the shortlist, as I know it, are Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett, and Raymond Kethledge, with Thomas Hardiman added at the last minute this past weekend. Any predictions as to who will get nominated? What’s the over/under on Merrick Garland? (Great strategy, Chuck Schumer.)