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.
At a recent National Constitution Center event in Washington, Jeffrey Rosen sat down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss opera, Justice Antonin Scalia, and recent court decisions about civil rights.
This is the second of three articles dealing with America’s forgotten first constitution, Donald Applestein reviews the Articles of Confederation as adopted by Congress and ratified by the States.
Lyle Denniston looks at the only guidance so far from the Supreme Court about a recent slew of same-sex marriage cases – and why some assumptions about the two-sentence order may be premature.
A nearly fatal beating on the U.S. senate floor on this day in 1856 was another step toward a Civil War five years later. The attacker wasn’t an assassin—it was a fellow congressman.
A day after a federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages, the state’s governor said he won’t appeal a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge John Jones on the matter.
In a rare public appearance, the Supreme Court Fellows discussed their fellowship experiences and shared their insights at a National Constitution Center event.
As a potential landmark Supreme Court case about television, the Internet and copyright heads towards a likely June decision in the Supreme Court, at least one business analyst thinks Aereo has a chance of winning.
A federal judge said on Tuesday that Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. It was the last state in the Northeast with a ban on gay marriages.