National Constitution Center senior fellow Christopher Phillips looks at the theoretical debate that the Declaration of Independence should be considered, when relevant, on par with the Constitution in legal cases.
In the last of the three-part series, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at how the 2000 Troxel case was a missed opportunity to give parental rights a constitutional upgrade.
Back on remand from the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this week upheld the use of affirmative action in admissions by the University of Texas at Austin.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held this week that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board violated the free speech provision of the First Amendment when it refused to approve specialty license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag.
In the on-going battle between Congress and the District of Columbia over who runs the federal district, two fights over marijuana use have opened up some old constitutional wounds.
Reading a dissent from the bench is a bold move for a Supreme Court Justice. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg demonstrated a few weeks ago in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, it signifies severe disagreement with the majority opinion.
India’s National Human Rights Commission says that two young woman jailed in 2012 over a Facebook post deserve compensation after local police violated their rights under India’s constitution.
There’s a lot of buzz on the Internet today about a possible upcoming voter referendum to divide California into six states. But the constitutional reality is that such a plan faces very long odds.
The Supreme Court has released its arguments schedule for its next term, and a big religion case involving the length of a prisoner’s beard is among the first in front of the nine Justices.
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most-important moments in our early history, the creation of Washington, D.C, which came about after a deal cut at a Manhattan dinner party.