A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday settled a capital punishment case that has been in the legal system since 1978, finding Florida’s use of IQ tests as final evidence to determine death penalty eligibility is unconstitutional.
As the Supreme Court heads towards the stretch run in June, two significant cases about President Barack Obama’s policies remain unsettled.
A largely overlooked Supreme Court case has the potential to fundamentally alter the right of public employees to unionize—and a ruling could be handed down as early as this week.
As we look at the ceremonies going on for the Memorial Day weekend, the controversy continues about whether such a weekend should exist, or if Memorial Day should be commemorated only on May 30th each year.
It was 227 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 227th 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.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Mark Aronchick and Greg Randall Lee about the legal significance of the federal court ruling that struck down Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban.
In the ongoing saga over the Washington Redskins football nickname, half of the U.S. Senate wants the team’s nickname changed. But it is really a lesser-known government agency that could force owner Daniel Snyder to make a move.
John Hancock and his signature are two of the best-known elements related to the Declaration of Independence. But how much do you know about the former president of the Continental Congress?
Governments around the world are considering significant changes to their national constitutions, including rules determining officeholder eligibility, protection for foreign languages—even the creation of a new constitution from scratch.