On this day in 1793, young inventor Eli Whitney had his U.S. patent for the cotton gin approved, an invention that would definitely have an impact on social and economic conditions that led to the Civil War.
Joseph DeMarco of DeVore & DeMarco LLP and David Greene of the Electronic Frontier Foundation debate whether Apple must assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone used in the San Bernadino attack.
As the American people get ready for another presidential election season, it’s time to review one of our political traditions: party, media and celebrity campaign endorsements.
On Thursday, March 10, 2016, Joel Klein gave the 13th annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture at the National Constitution Center on the future of education.
On March 11, 1861, delegates from the newly formed Confederate States of America agreed on their own constitution. And much of it mirrored the Constitution of the United States as it existed at the time.
Lyle Denniston looks at the debate over the next Supreme Court nominee and how the upcoming November presidential and congressional elections may have different impacts on that process.
On March 10, 1848, the Senate approved a treaty that led to California and much of the Southwest joining the United States. But the man who negotiated the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was promptly fired on his return to Washington.
Today is the anniversary of one of the most important decisions in Supreme Court history that affected the civil rights movement and the free speech powers of the press: the case of the New York Times v. Sullivan.
The son of one of America’s founders won a huge victory in the Supreme Court on this day in 1841, when former President John Quincy Adams helped convince a southern-dominated court to release 35 enslaved people in the Amistad case.
In this commentary, Bruce Miroff of the University at Albany, SUNY, says the arc of the Democratic Party bends toward liberalism.