In the 21st century, the American political world revolves around a handful of key dates. But prior to 1933, March 4th was the biggest day on the calendar, next to Election Day.
Abigail Perkiss explains how the the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the case of Baby Veronica, a two-year-old girl stuck in a custody battle between her adoptive parents and her birth father that has gained national attention.
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to a sold-out audience on Friday night at the National Constitution Center about her journey to the Supreme Court.
The much-hyped sequester is now part of history and new budget battle is heading toward a possible government shutdown on March 27. But what does that mean and who is affected by it?
One mostly forgotten part of the Articles of Confederation, America’s first Constitution, was an open invitation for Canada to join the United States, with no strings attached.
Lyle Denniston has read the brief filed by the Obama administration urging the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage. And one important factor could be what the brief doesn’t say in its 32 pages.
Amy Feldman reviews a current lawsuit involving yoga and religious freedom, and the evolution of how the Supreme Court has defined what a religion is.
Actor-director Clint Eastwood is the latest prominent conservative to sign on to a court brief opposing a California gay marriage ban. Also, two NFL players have opposed a gay-marriage ban in a separate brief to the Supreme Court.
The dreaded sequester will hit the federal government on Friday, barring a last-minute bargain. But is this whole sequester thing real, or a mega-hyped event like the Y2K crisis and the Mayan apocalypse?
Lyle Denniston talks about the irony of the Supreme Court deliberating over the Voting Rights Act on the same day Rosa Parks’ statue was unveiled in Washington.