Akhil Reed Amar of Yale University, Edward Larson of Pepperdine University, and Douglas Bradburn of Washington’s Mount Vernon explore the constitutional legacy of our nation’s first President.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center and Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at significant legal developments in a transgender rights debate that seems headed back to the Supreme Court in the near future.
Signaling that the Supreme Court may be willing to take up the first significant test case on transgender rights, the Justices split 5-to-3 on Wednesday in blocking a lower court ruling on access of students to high school restrooms.
Reading a Supreme Court ruling of last January in a widely expansive way, a divided Delaware Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down that state’s death penalty law. It ruled that the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on death sentencing requires that the ultimate choice of life or death can only be made by a jury, not a judge.
On August 3, 1994, Stephen Breyer was sworn in as the 108th Justice to serve on the Supreme Court. His path to the nation’s highest court included stops at Harvard, the federal court system and a brief stint as a Watergate counsel.
As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who shaped the New Deal and nearly became President: Henry Wallace.
In recent days, there’s been a big demand for small printed “pocket constitutions” as part of an ongoing debate in the presidential race. We decided to look into the history of pocket constitutions and their symbolic and practical meaning.
Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a legal hypothetical about Tom Brady’s chances of winning a Supreme Court case about his NFL suspension – if Brady had opted to appeal.
On the evening of August 2, 1923, President Warren Harding died in a San Francisco hotel room. Since then, the details of the president’s death remained murky for decades amidst rumors of scandal or even worse.
In his new role as Supreme Court correspondent for Constitution Daily and the National Constitution Center, Lyle Denniston will be offering his unique analysis of the Court on a more regular basis right here. Today, Lyle explains what the Court actually does during its summer period – and why it is important work.