Article I of the Constitution defines the role of Congress, the federal legislative branch. Section 1 gives legislative powers to a bicameral Congress. Section 2 defines the roles and responsibilities of the House of Representatives; Section 3 defines the basic role of the Senate.
The Supreme Court on Friday will vote behind closed doors whether to accept three Second Amendment cases that could further define how minors, and adults, are allowed to carry a gun outside of their own homes. So what are the cases about?
Lyle Denniston looks at the police use of cellphone tower information to track the movements of users, an issue that has lower courts split and could be headed to the Supreme Court.
This so-called “Lame-Duck” amendment reduced the previous four-month period between the November elections and the March 4 starting date of congressional and presidential terms.
The Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it won’t contest a federal court ruling that struck down net neutrality, the FCC’s power to bar Internet service providers from discriminating against websites. But it will try a different tactic to preserve it.
The 19th amendment established a uniform rule for all states to follow in guaranteeing women this right.
In the commentary, Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center looks two environmental cases in front of the Supreme Court this term that could have big implications for the Clean Air Act.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen joins Kent Scheidegger from the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation and Lee Kovarsky from the University of Maryland School of Law to discuss a significant case involving the Eighth Amendment and capital punishment, which the Supreme Court will hear in March.
Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional issues involved in a case where a public school is mandating the appearance of a logo on clothing worn by students.
The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment in 1919, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.