As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday, it’s time to look at some famous birthdays of people born on the same date as the United States.
It is a fact of American history that three of the five Founding Father Presidents died on Independence Day. But was it just a coincidence?
On July 3, 1978, the Supreme Court issued its historic verdict in the George Carlin “seven dirty words” case, a decision that still holds sway over the use of indecent and obscene language on television, and in a new era of mass communications.
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The landmark law was a turning point in American history, as it addressed discrimination and segregation on a national level.
There’s no doubt the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. But which date has the legitimate claim on Independence Day: July 2 or July 4?
The Supreme Court picks, one case at a time, the issues it will decide and leaves it to scholars, journalists and other observers to see trends. No one on the outside can explain, with any confidence, why some disputes get the Justices’ attention and others simply get bypassed.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 26th Amendment (ratified July 1, 1971). Here’s what you need to know.
It was 11 years ago today that Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network and Michael Dorf of Cornell Law School explore the biggest cases and trends at the Supreme Court this year.
On June 30, 1921, President Warren Harding announced that former President William Howard Taft would become the new Chief Justice of the United States. To this day, Taft remains as the only person to hold the top position in the executive and judicial branches.