It was 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes.
The mass media downplayed last week’s Obama administration ruling that five U.S. territories don’t have to implement most of the Affordable Care Act. But two court rulings this week about Obamacare could focus more attention on the Department of Health and Human Services’ decision.
The latest polling data on Congress, the least popular branch of government, shows that voters remain unhappy with lawmakers on a historic level, but may be less likely to vote this November.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, discussed two new federal court rulings on the Affordable Care Act with the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC.
Two federal courts issued conflicting rulings today on a key section of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, that provides tax subsidies in 34 states, possibly sending the cases to the Supreme Court at some point.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how a recent court ruling based on Article I of the Constitution has created a huge problem for the war crimes system at Guantanamo.
National Constitution Center senior fellow Christopher Phillips looks at the theoretical debate that the Declaration of Independence should be considered, when relevant, on par with the Constitution in legal cases.
The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.
On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee.
In the last of the three-part series, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at how the 2000 Troxel case was a missed opportunity to give parental rights a constitutional upgrade.