Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a possible solution to the detention of prisoners at Guantanamo involving long-distance plea bargains.
Did you know that Martin Sheen’s character on The West Wing was named after a Founding Father who played a key role in the Declaration of Independence and passed away on this day in 1795?
On May 18, 1860, former Congressman Abraham Lincoln upset the Republican front runner, William Seward, at the party’s second convention in Chicago, setting in motion the eventual regional split that became the Civil War.
On May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision upheld the legality of racial segregation in America. Plessy was later overturned, and it holds a controversial place in the Court’s legacy.
On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s decision to return the Obamacare contraception case to the lower courts, with the intent of asking both sides on the issue to find common ground.
On the 62nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision that started the end of segregation, one leading academic says conservatives and liberals today are missing a key point about the ruling.
In this commentary, Michael D. Ramsey argues that the Constitution’s relevant text and three related implications don’t require the Senate to consider Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination.
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday said it won’t decide a dispute over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate and religious rights, telling lower courts and the parties involved to find a compromise solution.
The Spokeo case has lurked under the media radar as one of the biggest decisions of the Supreme Court’s current term. So why do we care about an Internet people search engine that put out incorrect data about a Virginia man?