“Sister Wives” TV star Kody Brown is taking his case to Washington, as his attorneys have filed a last-ditch Supreme Court appeal in Brown’s “plural family” case.
William Howard Taft is a truly unique American figure who led two branches of government, was a wrestling champion and the youngest Solicitor General in American history.
Former government contractor Edward Snowden is lobbying President Barack Obama for a pardon. So under the Constitution, how does the President get his pardon powers and who can the President actually pardon?
On September 14, 1814, the Battle of Fort McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The University of Michigan’s Mark Clague corrects some common myths about our national anthem.
The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday morning to reinstate even temporarily an extra five days of voting in Ohio this year — the so-called “Golden Week” that the state legislature eliminated three years ago.
Lyle Denniston, our Supreme Court correspondent, examines the controversy over an oil pipeline that will run across land considered sacred by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, over the tribe’s objections.
The date of September 13, 1788, isn’t celebrated as a major anniversary in American history, but it was a big day in the creation of our current form of constitutional government.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at a potentially significant federal court decision about gun ownership that could be heading to the Supreme Court.
Over the dissents of two Justices, the Supreme Court on Friday morning allowed Michigan voters to cast a straight-ticket ballot — a single vote that applies to every candidate from one party.
On September 9, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted a new name for what had been called “the United Colonies.” The moniker United States of America has remained since then as a symbol of freedom and independence.