At our annual Freedom Day event, two student teams squared off to discuss the Fisher affirmative action case in the Virtual Supreme Court finals.
An eight-person Supreme Court tacked a major case on President Obama’s immigration policies on Monday, in part debating whether the state of Texas had the ability to sue over costs related to driver’s license for undocumented immigrants.
This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case challenging President Obama’s 2014 executive action regarding immigration. Here is a breakdown of the basic arguments in the case.
The saga over adding a woman’s picture to a major American piece of currency could get a big twist this week, with reports that Alexander Hamilton will stay, Andrew Jackson will go, and women will be presented on two bills.
How highly do historians and publishers regard Benjamin Franklin? We looked at four studies, and the results ranged from Franklin as the equal of John Marshall, to a figure less than important than Hulk Hogan and Benedict Arnold.
Today marks the 226th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).
A three-person court late on Thursday ruled in favor California’s teacher-tenure system, in a closely watched case that has broad national implications.
April 15 is usually marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it’s not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day–and how did we get the IRS in the first place?
On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from his assassin’s wounds. But if John Wilkes Booth’s plot were entirely successful, a little-known senator may have been thrust into the White House for almost a year.
Adam Liptak of The New York Times and Geoffrey Stone of the University of Chicago discuss the future of free speech in a special Freedom Day episode.