If you’re the President of the United States and want to get a Supreme Court nominee approved, does your party also need to control the Senate? The recent history shows mixed results when it comes to the Senate approval theory.
Are skiers and snowboarders equal under the 14th Amendment? That was the question at hand in a federal courtroom this week.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at two rights under consideration as stars in college sports have grown increasingly upset with their economic status in big-time college sports.
August 5 was primary election day in Missouri. But the most controversial races involved no candidates and no parties. Instead, voters in the Show Me State fought over five amendments to the state constitution.
On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power.
At what age should our Constitution give an American citizen the right to vote? Tell us what you think it this Constitution Café discussion!
It only seems to be a matter of when, and not if, the issue of same-sex marriage is heading back to the United States Supreme Court next year, after a busy week of legal activity.
What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.
On Friday night, a federal judge said the NCAA must allow compensation to student-athletes whose likenesses are used in video-based products. The landmark decision will likely be appealed, but it’s a big deal for a high-profile business of televised college sports.
On August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford officially became President in the most unusual of circumstances, as Richard Nixon left Washington in disgrace and the trusted Ford took office without the benefit of direct election to office.