As the Panama Canal celebrates its 100th birthday on Friday, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser,looks at how the process of picking and processing new Justices of the Supreme Court has only grown more politically sensitive in recent years.
On August 14, 1765, an angry mob in Boston reacted to the first incident of “taxation without representation” in the Colonies, an event that foreshadowed open rebellion a decade later.
If you’re the President of the United States and want to get a Supreme Court nominee approved, does your party also need to control the Senate? The recent history shows mixed results when it comes to the Senate approval theory.
Are skiers and snowboarders equal under the 14th Amendment? That was the question at hand in a federal courtroom this week.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at two rights under consideration as stars in college sports have grown increasingly upset with their economic status in big-time college sports.
August 5 was primary election day in Missouri. But the most controversial races involved no candidates and no parties. Instead, voters in the Show Me State fought over five amendments to the state constitution.
On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power.
At what age should our Constitution give an American citizen the right to vote? Tell us what you think it this Constitution Café discussion!
It only seems to be a matter of when, and not if, the issue of same-sex marriage is heading back to the United States Supreme Court next year, after a busy week of legal activity.