December 25 is celebrated in parts of the world as Christmas Day, as a religious holiday (commemorating the birth of Jesus) and a secular holiday. It’s also a big day for other events in American history.
News that the controversial comedy movie “The Interview” will be shown on Christmas Day is dredging up a rather complicated, and confused, argument about the Constitution’s First Amendment.
The issues of Obamacare funding and the legality of same-sex marriage bans now have official dates on the Supreme Court schedule for the start of the New Year.
On December 24, 1814, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the War of 1812, but the delayed news couldn’t stop nearly 1,000 British troops from being killed at the Battle of New Orleans.
As the holiday season heads toward a conclusion, the annual conflicts over nativity seasons and religious references have reached a high point. Here’s a look at some current Christmas controversies around the country.
Three years ago, an inmate in California and his lawyer convinced a judge that the Seinfeld-inspired holiday Festivus was a legitimate religious activity. The story made national headlines, but it also contained a few lessons about the legal system—and kosher food.
Award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals how John Marshall emerged from the Revolutionary War’s bloodiest battlefields to become one of the nation’s most important Founding Fathers.
The secret meeting was brief at the White House, and it involved a U.S. President and a King, of sorts. And even today, it generates more interest at the National Archives, in terms of image requests, than the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
Is liberty or democracy the primary constitutional value? Constitutional scholars Timothy Sandefur and Kermit Roosevelt explored this compelling question at a recent National Constitution Center event.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, speaks with Michael Lewis from Ohio Northern University and Chris Anders from the American Civil Liberties Union about the constitutional aspects of the Senate’s report on the CIA’s detainment and interrogation of terror suspects.