Constitution Daily looks back at some of the most noteworthy presidential inauguration speeches. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speeches dealt with imminent national crises and served to inspire millions.
The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.
Constitution Daily looks back at the inspirational story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and uncovers some interesting facts about the late civil rights leader’s life.
The popular TV show “The Simpsons” debuted 27 years ago today as a regular series, and among its cultural contributions are more than a few references to the Constitution.
On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided a First Amendment case with major consequences for student journalists.
At his Wednesday press conference, Donald Trump confirmed that his first Supreme Court nominee will be announced about two weeks after his inauguration on January 20, setting the stage for likely confirmation hearings starting in March.
Robert C. Weaver had a strong public record as a Civil Rights leader and a government official, but there was still controversy when he became the first black nominated to a Cabinet-level position on this day in 1966.
Gillian Metzger of Columbia University and David Bernstein of George Mason University explain how President Trump, Congress, and the courts may challenge the power of executive agencies.
Few historic Supreme Court decisions generate an animated discussion among legal scholars than a 1905 Court decision about bakeries. That’s why Justice Stephen Breyer’s use of the “L-R” word in Tuesday’s court arguments was seen as a noteworthy sign for the case.
On January 12, 1932, a recent widow became the first woman to win election to the United States Senate, when Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway defeated two male opponents in a special race in Arkansas.