On May 28, 1861, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney directly challenged President Abraham Lincoln’s wartime suspension of the great writ of habeas corpus, in a national constitutional showdown.
On May 28, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an important part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s NRA plan, symbolized by an iconic Blue Eagle logo.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers questions about originalism, presidential primaries, Harvard final clubs, and more.
Lana Ulrich, associate in-house counsel at the National Constitution Center, looks at the recent comments from legal experts about the impasse and ongoing controversy surrounding Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination.
Four legal experts join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to analyze the debate over Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination, in a live event.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Sixth Amendment issue of a right to counsel and the ability of public defenders to mount effective cases.
On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated then-Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court.
On May 25, 1787, the convention to write a new United States Constitution began in Philadelphia. So who much do you know about the key people in the room?
It was 229 years ago the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia started in earnest and the first votes were taken at what is now called Independence Hall.
Today marks the 229th anniversary of the start of the constitutional convention in Philadelphia. A few things have changed since then, from how much people drank to who could vote, to how tall people were.