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.
Gitmo remains a constitutional and political enigma, and its end is not quite yet in sight.
Former U.S. Attorney General and Counsel to President George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales, reveals never-before-told stories behind the controversial decisions made during the crucible of the 9/11 attacks.
The federal government’s high-profile criminal case against the former governor of Virginia and his wife on public corruption charges ended abruptly on Thursday afternoon as Justice Department officials said they will ask a judge to dismiss all charges and bar their revival.
John Yoo of the University of California, Berkeley, and Karen Greenberg of Fordham University discuss the legal status of detainees and prospects for the prison’s closure.
Lyle Denniston, our Supreme Court correspondent, looks a Senate subcommittee’s demand for information from an online publisher about how it conducts its business – and a potential First Amendment conflict that could merit the Supreme Court’s attention.
President Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon 42 years ago today generated a national controversy, but in recent years, some of the pardon’s biggest critics have changed their tunes on the unprecedented move.
The United States Supreme Court will be back in full business in less than a month. So what are the significant early cases people are already talking about?