The national holiday called Washington’s Birthday may have passed, but today is George Washington’s real 283rd birthday. Here are 10 interesting facts about the first president, including his amazing wealth, his career as a moonshiner, and the truth about those teeth.
The iconic Washington Monument is celebrating its 230th birthday this Saturday. Learn how it took 40 years to complete the project, and the surprising connections it has to the Pope, Abraham Lincoln, and the Constitution.
In high-profile cases, a routine question is whether or not a jury can be “impartial” as required by the Sixth Amendment. But what happens if Hollywood takes interest in the story?
The fight over a Texas-based federal judge who has blocked the Obama administration’s latest immigration policies is moving to Louisiana.
One of the more interesting cases in the Supreme Court’s hands today is a controversy over a Minnesota law that makes it illegal to present a false endorsement of political candidates.
On February 20, 1792, President George Washington officially created the modern United States Postal Service by signing a sweeping act that promoted a free press and put privacy safeguards in place.
Michael Dorf and Ilya Shapiro join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the legal and constitutional implications of a judicial decision in Texas that could change, or stop, President Obama’s new immigration policies.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains why the debate over a federal judge’s ruling against President Obama’s immigration policy is more of a political argument, and not a constitutional one.
On this day in 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued his most-controversial executive order, an act that sent more than 100,000 people to government-controlled facilities because of their ethnicity.
On this day in 1861, former U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis took to a podium for his presidential inauguration and gave an impassioned speech about the Constitution. Three weeks later, Abraham Lincoln did likewise, to much different results.