In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University explains why President Obama is apparently relying on a signing statement to justify the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap – a tactic that candidate Obama opposed back in 2007.
Without a lot of fanfare, the Supreme Court this week resolved an important bankruptcy court question left in the wake of the historic Anna Nicole Smith estate case from 2011, while it left a second big question unresolved.
Benjamin Franklin is best known by many for his famous kite-flying experiment in Philadelphia. But some people aren’t sure how much of the legend is fact – or fiction. Here is what historians from various eras think about the whole kite-flying story.
Click to Vote: Did Franklin really fly his kite?
Lyle Denniston looks at the controversy over drawing new election districts when race is taken into account as an attempt to remedy past discrimination.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul is considered a likely 2016 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, but a Kentucky law poses an interesting question about part of his candidacy.
At the National Constitution Center on Monday, three esteemed judges will discuss the challenges state courts face in charged political environments. Even a cursory pass at the headlines indicates that those challenges are greater than ever.
Forty-nine years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid the groundwork for a constitutional “right to privacy” in the United States.
What did the Founding Fathers really intend when they crafted the Second Amendment? Two leading experts with opposing views, Alan Gura and Michael Waldman, debate the question.
Read what General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Force, told his invading force on the eve of D-Day in 1944.
On June 6, 1944, about 150,000 troops stormed the beaches of France in the epic D-Day invasion that proved pivotal to the Allied war effort. But how did the idea originate and how did the Allies pull off such a huge task?