Earlier this week, the Supreme Court added three cases to its docket for the Court’s next term. Two of the newly granted cases take on issues surrounding the death penalty, while the other case involves state legislature redistricting.
In this commentary, Jean Galbraith of the University of Pennsylvania Law School explains how the Constitution and other forces constrain the President in foreign affairs.
Benjamin Franklin is best known by many for his famous kite-flying experiment in Philadelphia. But some people aren’t sure how much of the legend is fact – or fiction. Here is what historians from various eras think about the whole kite-flying story.
Click to Vote: Did Franklin really fly his kite?
Annette Gordon-Reed and Michael Klarman of Harvard Law School discuss Alexander Hamilton’s constitutional legacy and the Broadway musical that bears his name.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said former Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ron Castille violated the Constitution’s Due Process Clause when he didn’t recuse himself from the death penalty appeals case of Terrance Williams.
On June 9, 1969, a near unanimous Senate confirmed federal judge Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the United States, starting a 17-year tenure marked by landmark Court decisions.
In a live event at the National Constitution Center, the award-winning show Intelligence Squared U.S. returns to the Center for an exciting and live debate on the separation of powers.
With Bernie Sanders yet to concede the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, what are the historical precedents for a candidate with the second-most pledged delegates taking a nomination?
On June 8, 1789, James Madison addressed the House of Representatives and introduced a proposed Bill of Rights to the Constitution. More than three months later, Congress would finally agree on a final list to present to the states.
In this commentary, Adam Winkler from the UCLA School of Law argues that guns will likely play the role that abortion used to play in Supreme Court nomination hearings.