Unless recent public opinion polls are wrong, Ireland will become the world’s first country to legalize gay marriage in a voter referendum this weekend. So how unique is that globally?
American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson discusses the status of women’s rights in the workplace in this special National Constitution Center event recorded on May 19, 2015.
In this commentary, Robert F. Turner from University of Virginia School of Law puts the recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision about NSA spying in historical context in regards to the constitutional issues not discussed by the court.
On May 20, 1996, the Supreme Court issued an early landmark decision supporting the right of gays under the Constitution to seek protection from discrimination.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a test case that now awaits the Supreme Court about the concepts of “one-person, one-vote” and equality among voters.
U.S. Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Rand Paul presented his vision for America, as described in his forthcoming book, Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America, at a special National Constitution Center event on Monday.
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.
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 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage.
This weekend marks a landmark day in the Supreme Court’s history: a unanimous court in 1954 ended a policy of segregation in public facilities it had endorsed in 1896.