It was on this day in 1775 that the Continental Congress officially created the Marines to lead the fight “on land and at sea” for independence from the British.
Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Luis v. United States. While case does not directly challenge the constitutionality of asset forfeiture as a practice, it highlights how the restraint of personal assets of a criminal defendant could raise due process concerns.
The state of Texas and a group promoting the separation of church and state don’t see eye-to-eye over a growing practice of police cars displaying the motto “In God We Trust.”
On December 18, 1944, the Supreme Court announced one of its most shocking decisions ever. The Korematsu decision is still controversial, since it allowed the federal government to detain a person based on their race during a wartime situation.
The United States Supreme Court on Friday afternoon said it will consolidate seven cases challenging Obamacare’s birth-control mandate and hear arguments about them next year.
On November 6, 1860, voters in the United States went to the polls in an election that ended with Abraham Lincoln as President, in an act that that led to the Civil War. But Lincoln’s actual victory didn’t happen on that day, and his victory wasn’t assured for months.
Jon Meacham’s new biography about George H.W. Bush is generating headlines, but it could be how the author gained access to the former President’s thoughts that will interest historians most.
John Stinneford of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Elizabeth Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the meaning of the Eighth Amendment and the future of the death penalty.
Jack Rakove, John Harrison, Pamela Brandwein, and moderator Jeffrey Rosen discuss the origins, influence, and contemporary meaning of the 14th Amendment at a special National Constitution Center event.
In 2008, author Jon Meacham appeared at the National Constitution Center to discuss “American Lion,” his Andrew Jackson biography that later won a Pulitzer Prize.