On this day in 1789, George Washington signed into law that act created the Treasury Department, a move became crucial to America’s survival but also created a constitutional debate about federal powers that remains with us today.
The state Democratic party in Ohio and some of its county organizations and voters have asked the Supreme Court to reinstate five days of early voting in this year’s general election — the so-called “Golden Week” that had been heavily used by black and low-income voters who tend to support Democratic candidates.
Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard University, Sean Wilentz of Princeton University, and political journalist Sidney Blumenthal discuss how Presidents steer the nation through troubled times.
Lyle Denniston, our Supreme Court correspondent, look at a lawsuit that claims a federal judge’s ban on President Obama’s immigration policies shouldn’t apply nationwide.
It was on this day in 1807 that former Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason charges. The trial was truly a “Trial of the Century” in its time and one of the first big tests of the Constitution’s Treason clause.
With the Supreme Court’s four more liberal Justices staying together in favor of freer access to voting for black citizens, the Court on Wednesday afternoon left intact a federal appeals court ruling that nullified five new restrictions in North Carolina. The issue, in essence, split the Court 4-to-4.
The recent stance by National Football League player Colin Kaepernick about standing for the National Anthem is drawing a lot of attention to the proper customs and legal issues related to a person’s behavior during the anthem’s playing.
How different would America have been without a hurricane that hit St. Croix in late August 1772? Without it, Alexander Hamilton may never have never shaped this country’s history.
Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a lawsuit from a New Mexico attorney that seeks to force the Senate to act on Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination.
A county school board in Virginia asked the Supreme Court on Monday to reject the Obama administration’s view that illegal discrimination based on sex also forbids bias against transgender people