Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains why the Supreme Court turned away a challenge on Monday to government spying under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
In an elegant act of “judicial jujitsu,” the Supreme Court issued its decision in Marbury v. Madison on February 24, 1803, establishing the high court’s power of judicial review.
February 23rd marks one of the oddest anniversaries in American history, as President-elect Abraham Lincoln was smuggled in disguise in 1861 through Baltimore due to perceived assassination threats.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will try to determine if an employer can be held liable for refusing to hire an applicant based on a religious practice, if that employer isn’t given direct notice from an applicant that a religious accommodation is needed.
If some folks had their way, a three-person tribunal, and not the President, would provide leadership of the “United States of Earth,” in a nation where divorce is illegal.
The national holiday called Washington’s Birthday may have passed, but today is George Washington’s real 283rd birthday. Here are 10 interesting facts about the first president, including his amazing wealth, his career as a moonshiner, and the truth about those teeth.
The iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 230th birthday this Saturday. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.
In high-profile cases, a routine question is whether or not a jury can be “impartial” as required by the Sixth Amendment. But what happens if Hollywood takes interest in the story?
The fight over a Texas-based federal judge who has blocked the Obama administration’s latest immigration policies is moving to Louisiana.
One of the more interesting cases in the Supreme Court’s hands today is a controversy over a Minnesota law that makes it illegal to present a false endorsement of political candidates.