As the White House prepares to unveil a new rule to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants, the Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the scope of federal power to protect the environment.
Fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden made his first national television appearance on Wednesday night on NBC, again saying his constitutional duty motivated him to leak massive amounts of information about U.S. government surveillance activities.
Lyle Denniston explains why the economic livelihood of Indian tribes is now even further assured, after a Supreme Court ruling this week confirmed tribes’ ability to build casinos on non-reservation lands.
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.
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 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.