It was 251 years ago today that the British Parliament signed the Stamp Act, a move that lit the fuse for a revolution in the American colonies that burned for a decade.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a ruling by the Supreme Court vacating a decision about stun guns in Massachusetts.
In this commentary, Ron Formisano of the University of Kentucky traces the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders back to the Tea Party and Occupy movements.
Over the objections of Justice Clarence Thomas, the eight-person Supreme Court has denied an effort by two neighboring states to limit Colorado’s legalized marijuana law.
As the presidential nomination process heads toward a big April, the twisted math behind picking the next Republican nominee is coming under close scrutiny.
What happens when students—particularly low-income and minority students—are disproportionately assigned ineffective teachers?
It was on this day in 1963 that the Supreme Court handed down the Gideon decision, which guaranteed the rights of the accused to have a public defender in court.
Grover Cleveland stands alone in American history as the only President to serve non-consecutive terms. On the anniversary of his birth, here’s a look at one of most fascinating White House occupants.
Free, robust, and intense political debate is a hallmark of any legitimate democratic system, but recent events on the 2016 presidential campaign trail have highlighted questions of the limits of political protest and the intersection between political speech and violent action.
James Finberg and Joshua Lipshutz, two attorneys involved in Vergara v. California, a landmark dispute over the legality of teacher retention policies, debate the case making its way through the California courts.