The gay-marriage debate in Alabama has taken another turn, after a federal judge overruled the state’s chief justice in a dispute over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
With news on Thursday that Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic national convention, a quick look at the history of conventions hosted in Philly shows a trend that slightly favors that political party in an upcoming convention.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 206th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
Abraham Lincoln, the man, was a national figure for a little less than a decade in his lifetime. But Lincoln, the legend, is a daily part of most American’s lives as an figure represented in currency, pop culture and our geography.
On Wednesday, the White House presented to Congress a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force against the Islamic State. Here’s what you need to know.
The ongoing debate in Alabama over implementing a federal court decision about same-sex marriages is resurfacing some familiar constitutional issues.
It was 190 years ago this week that a constitutional crisis was averted when the relatively new 12th Amendment to the Constitution settled the last presidential election decided in the House of Representatives.
It was on this day in 1967 that two states, Nevada and Minnesota, made the Constitution’s 25th amendment a reality, clearing up questions about presidential secession that dated back to the Founders’ time.
In this commentary, Doug Kendall and Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center argue that during Black History Month, the time is ripe for a national conversation about the enduring meaning and importance of the Second Founding.
Zephyr Teachout explores political corruption and the courts in a special live event at the National Constitution Center, starting at 12 p.m.