Today marks the anniversary of one of the most-important moments in our early history, the creation of Washington, D.C, which came about after a deal cut at a Manhattan dinner party.
King George III would probably not approve, but two documents that led to and reinforced America’s split from Great Britain will make their public debut in London next year.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, says the House Republicans face a big hurdle in their lawsuit against President Obama that could prevent the case from ever getting to a court.
A ruling is imminent from a federal appeals court on the next possible big challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and it could have a much-bigger impact than the recent Hobby Lobby decision.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen moderates an Aspen Institute panel discussion on the Supreme Court’s just-concluded term, featuring Sherrilyn Ifill, Neal Katyal and Theodore B. Olson. Recorded on July 2, 2014.
The state of Utah, preparing to take its case against legalized same-sex marriages to the U.S. Supreme Court in a few weeks, finds itself facing a need to go to the Justices earlier to keep its options open on another front in that controversy.
Today marks the 101st birthday of the late former President, Gerald R. Ford, who went from being a college football star to the White House under the most unusual circumstances.
In the second of the three-part series, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at Wisconsin v. Yoder, the Supreme Court “port” from which a number of religious parenting cases would be launched.
David O. Stewart says despite the rancor of today’s political scene, at least the opponents aren’t emulating the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, which happened 210 years ago today.
This Friday marks the 210th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?