Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at how the Supreme Court may be confronted with a more challenging situation if its current vacancy continues through the term that runs through late next June.
This weekend marked the 233rd anniversary of the American victory at Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. But did you know the British Army surrendered to a Lincoln, and not a Washington on that fateful day?
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, examines a court decision in Connecticut related to the liability of a gun maker for the Sandy Hook shootings.
In today’s popular culture, William Seward is best known for his association with Abraham Lincoln. But his name is also forever linked to a decision back in 1867 that brought Alaska into the fold as a United States territory, at a bargain price.
David Barron traces the ongoing struggle between America’s presidents and Congress over who has the power to declare and wage war as described in his new book, Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS.
As our nation gets closer to Election Day, there will be more attention focused on the Electoral College, a unique American institution. So what is it and how does it work?
On this day in 1978, President Jimmy Carter officially restored the full citizenship rights of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, signing an act from Congress that ended a century-long dispute.
The Tea Party protests of 1773 were undoubtedly a turning point in American history, but does Philadelphia have a rightful claim on being the starting point of the colonial movement?
The two tech giants squared off over the financial penalty for “copycat” designs.
Four days ago, the Supreme Court’s most publicly visible Justice, who has gained unusual star power – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, strayed again into non-legal controversy. And, on Friday she backtracked again, demonstrating anew the hazards of unguarded comments off the bench.