For the second time this year, the Supreme Court on Monday sent an implied message that it is going to be very difficult to get a public review in court of the National Security Agency’s power to conduct global sweeps of telephone and electronic communications.
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, persistent questions still remain. Bestselling author and former New York Times reporter Philip Shenon addresses those questions and more in his newest book A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination.
In this commentary, David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center says the Supreme Court should remember how President Lincoln helped transform the Constitution from a slaveholders’ charter to a document that affirms liberty, equality, and democracy as our highest constitutional principles.
Brandeis University Professor John Burt wrote one of the most-praised books about Abraham Lincoln in recent years. In this essay for Constitution Daily, Burt talks about the three verbs that define the first sentence of the Gettysburg Address.
On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, constitutional scholar and Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, historian and Princeton University professor Sean Wilentz and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discuss the constitutional legacy of Lincoln and the address itself.
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination nears, here is a look at 10 popular and useful websites that contain all the documents, reports, video and audio you’ll need if you are researching this historic event.
In this excerpt from his new book, A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination, a veteran investigative journalist Phillip Shenon reveals what happened to the original autopsy notes in the Kennedy assassination case, and why they ended up in a fireplace.
Today marks the 236th anniversary of America’s “other” constitution. But how many of us know when it was created and how and why it was adopted?
Lyle Denniston looks at the legal reasoning behind the FDA’s decision to ban foods with trans fats, which dates back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision about the fate of 130 cans of preserved eggs.
Amid weeks of reports about slumping polling data, the last major polling group that didn’t say Congress was at an all-time low in popularity confirms what we all know: Congress is in a slump.