Somehow, Thomas Jefferson is part of the 2016 presidential campaign, at least for a few days. Here’s a brief look at what Jefferson’s impact on the Constitution was back in 1787.
Several politicians recently referred to a controversial World War II Supreme Court decision in the debate about Syrian refugees. Public reaction showed how much the Korematsu decision is debated – and derided – today.
As the Obama administration is preparing a report that outlines options for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, another political and legal battle looms about the infamous facility.
Landmark Cases, C-SPAN’s new series on historic Supreme Court decisions—produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center—continues on Monday, Nov 23 at 9 p.m. ET. This week’s show features the Brown desegregation decision.
President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.
On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas. Almost as prevalent as theories about his assassination are theories about what would have happened to three major historical events if JFK had been alive in 1964.
In a special National Constitution Center event from Chicago, participants debate whether or not the Supreme Court got it right when it ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own a handgun.
The name of former United States and Princeton University president Woodrow Wilson may soon be erased from that college’s buildings and institutions, after a student protest. Here’s a look at what the nation’s pundits, from all sides, are saying about the controversy.
Erwin Chemerinsky and Greg Lukianoff join National Constitution Center scholar in residence Michael Gerhardt to discuss controversies at Yale and Missouri about free speech and hate speech.
On this day in 1925, Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass. Kennedy was one of the seminal figures of the 1960s and led a very public life before he was fatally shot on June 5, 1968, at a Los Angeles hotel.