On December 9, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a landmark challenge to affirmative action at Texas’ flagship public university.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s broad comments about restricting Muslim access to the United States have drawn a lot of attention, especially among constitutional scholars. So what are the core issues behind these arguments?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, analyzes the Supreme Court’s refusal to take a case about banning assault weapons.
One of the big cases in the Supreme Court’s current term is in front of the Justices this morning, in what could be a historic test of the “one-person, one-vote concept.”
Today marks an important anniversary in American history: the congressional declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941. But since then, Congress has rarely used its constitutional power formally issue a war declaration.
On March 26, 1962, the Supreme Court ruled in Baker v. Carr, establishing its power to intervene in cases about the drawing of legislative districts.
On Monday morning, the United States Supreme Court denied a potentially significant case on the ability of some Americans to own assault weapons.
One of the most controversial decisions in Supreme Court history was caused by aftershocks of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and it’s still being debated today.
Richard Brookhiser looks at the question of whether the abolition of slavery and federally-guaranteed black citizenship were something brand-new in American life, or, as Lincoln said, extensions of what had gone before.
On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified after the state of Georgia approved the amendment as it was proposed to the states by Congress. That act officially ended the practice of slavery in the United States.