When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.
Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, already holds one of the most-important judicial positions in the country. Here is a brief overview of Garland’s background, and some prominent decisions from his career.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he would nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, to fill the seat previously occupied by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
With growing anticipation about a Supreme Court nominee announcement, how does the Senate go about reviewing and approving a person nominated to the Supreme Court by the President?
On the occasion of James Madison’s birthday, it’s time to look at some of his most famous quotes about politics, equal rights, religion and the danger of tyranny.
James Madison, the father of the Constitution, has a birthday today. How much do you know about the fourth president?
On March 9, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen spoke at the Supreme Court in a special event honoring “the Great Chief Justice,” John Marshall.
Et tu, Tuesday? March 15 has a special place in history, thanks to William Shakespeare’s use of the “Ides of March” theme in his play, “Julius Caesar.” So what is an Ides and do big historical things really happen then?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a case at the Supreme Court for consideration, about public personalities and their right to profit from the use of their images in products.
Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, has a birthday today. But how much do you know about one of the most controversial presidents?