In 1789 on this day of September 26th, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States – two days after George Washington nominated him. Here are some interesting facts about Jay, including his role in the Federalist Papers.
Is digital technology a threat to our civil liberties? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joined Princeton University computer scientist Ed Felten for a conversation about our cyber rights at the Woodrow Wilson School.
With Eric Holder’s decision to resign as Attorney General, the Obama administration faces the task of getting a new Justice Department chief approved in what could be a closely divided Senate.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at growing arguments about congressional approval for military actions in Syria and Iraq, and what the Founders intended for war-making and war-declaring powers.
In his first visit to the National Constitution Center, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke to an audience of high school students about our nation’s founding documents.
It’s a big day in American history as September 25 marks the moment that Congress approved a Bill of Rights with 12 amendments to the Constitution. So how did we wind up with only 10?
Jeffrey P. Minear, the Counselor to the Chief Justice of the United States, joins our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the 225th anniversary of the Act that established our federal judicial system.
It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
It was 227 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the framework for the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt, and a chief justice who was America’s most hated man, for a time.
On September 23, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous Fala speech, which became a defining moment in his fourth presidential campaign. So who was the Scottish Terrier that helped FDR win his closest race?