Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at an upcoming historic constitutional moment for the British legal system: the United Kingdom Supreme Court decision on Brexit.
On November 28, 1975, President Gerald Ford made his only Supreme Court nomination when he selected federal judge John Paul Stevens to the nation’s highest court.
One of many compromises at the Constitution Convention, the Electoral College gives the people a voice in the selection of the President.
On November 27, 1973, the United States Senate became the first legislative house to act under the 25th Amendment, when it voted to approve Representative Gerald Ford as the new Vice President. A week later, the House also approved Ford, making his appointment official.
On November 25, 1841, 35 former slaves returned home to West Africa, after a Supreme Court decision, won by former United States President John Quincy Adams, secured their freedom.
The mid-19th century was also a curious time in American party politics.
Scholars and activists explore the future of free expression on university campuses.
Do you think the Founding Fathers observed Thanksgiving by eating turkey, dressing and green bean casserole? In reality, there were a few things on the menu we wouldn’t see today, including an extinct bird and some slimy fish.
Kim VanWormer from Plimouth Plantation wrote this post for us a few years ago which still rings true today about the first Thanksgiving.
On November 24, 1784, future President Zachary Taylor was born in Virginia. Taylor became an unexpected obstacle to slavery’s expansion, until his sudden death in 1850.