On the 96th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.
With polling data dominating talk about the current presidential race, we decided to look at several decades of August numbers to see if there is a noticeable trend about the big winner in November.
Giving no explanation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit refused on Monday to assemble all 28 of its active judges for a new review of the constitutionality of California’s main gun-control laws. The high-stakes dispute is very likely to move on to the Supreme Court.
Donald J. Trump isn’t the first person to propose immigrant screening questions related to security concerns. Here is a quick review of laws dating back to 1875 that set criteria to exclude immigrants that were perceived as threats.
North Carolina asked the Supreme Court on Monday to allow it to put back into effect its photo ID law for voters, and two other provisions also challenged by black voters and the federal government.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at reasons why it seems to be a constitutional reality that the Second Amendment is not likely to go back to protecting only a collective right to have guns.
National Constitution Center Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at the legal hurdles faced by reality TV star Kody Brown as he contests Utah’s anti-polygamy statute.
As the Panama Canal celebrates its 102nd birthday today, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.
On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power.
On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.