From November 13, 2013: Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, distinguished presidential historian and bestselling author Robert Dallek provides a striking portrait of the iconic president and his inner circle of advisers—their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles.
Editor’s note: This story first ran on Constitution Daily in November 2012. It has added significance on the occasion of President John Kennedy’s 97th birthday today, given the upcoming 5oth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Former U.S. Senator and Navy Secretary James Webb joined the National Constitution Center to discuss his new memoir, “I Heard My Country Calling”—a deeply personal account of his early childhood through his tour in Vietnam and eventual election to the U.S. Senate.
This June promises to be a busy month for the Supreme Court, with at least 10 major cases undecided by May’s end. Here’s a look at a closely watched case about the First Amendment rights of pro-life protesters and “buffer zones” in public areas.
On May 28, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s NRA plan, symbolized by an iconic Blue Eagle logo.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to take on an appeal of a victory won by Fox News reporter Jana Winter last December, in a case that challenged journalists’ First Amendment rights to protect sources.
A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday settled a capital punishment case that has been in the legal system since 1978, finding Florida’s use of IQ tests as final evidence to determine death penalty eligibility is unconstitutional.
As the Supreme Court heads towards the stretch run in June, two significant cases about President Barack Obama’s policies remain unsettled.
A largely overlooked Supreme Court case has the potential to fundamentally alter the right of public employees to unionize—and a ruling could be handed down as early as this week.
As we look at the ceremonies going on for the Memorial Day weekend, the controversy continues about whether such a weekend should exist, or if Memorial Day should be commemorated only on May 30th each year.