Lyle Denniston examines the presence of a 102-year-old voter at the State of the Union address as foreshadowing a Supreme Court decision over the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Frederick Douglass, whose birthday is honored on February 14, was born a slave in 1818, and now remembered for his eloquence, activism, and fearless championing against slavery.
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom visited the National Constitution Center on Wednesday to discuss his newly released book, Citizenville. Watch a video replay of the event here.
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was watched by much, but not all, of the nation on Tuesday night, as the leader of the free world competed with the Westminster dog show and reality TV for attention.
For a two-hour period on Tuesday night, one current Cabinet member was missing and in hiding, in case of an unthinkable attack on Washington.
On this date in 1788, Federalist No. 54 was published, defending the portion of the Constitution that counted slaves as three-fifths of a person.
Lyle Denniston looks at the issue of ammunition clips, and if there is a constitutional precedent to protect them from gun control restrictions.
It’s Abraham Lincoln’s 204th birthday today, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the number of states that observe the day as a paid holiday.
It’s a big year for fans of the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Not only is Steven Spielberg’s movie Lincoln on the big screen, it’s also a leading contender for an Oscar or two.
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI stunned church watchers worldwide and set up a nearly unprecedented election under the Vatican’s apostolic constitution. Here is a brief explanation of how the constitutional process works.