On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the Constitution.
The road leading to the recent decision was fraught with conflict, and the aftermath is likely to be the same.
On Monday, the United States Supreme Court refused two appeals from Connecticut and New York that asked for assault-weapons ban laws in those states to be reconsidered.
Today is the 234th birthday of the Great Seal of the United States. So how close did we really come to having a turkey instead of an eagle as our national symbol?
On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a resolution, approved in Congress, declaring war against Great Britain. Over the next two and half years, both sides engaged in bitter contests, and the war ended with much unchanged between the two nations.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at recent cases involving Puerto Rico and American Samoa that tested the ability of Congress to decide which constitutional provisions or guarantees apply in the territories.
It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make its first full appearance in New York until June 17, 1885.
Jane Kirtley of the University of Minnesota and Amy Gajda of Tulane University examine the tension between press freedom and privacy.
Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, and the Washington Post’s Debbie Cenziper provide a behind-the-scenes look inside the landmark Supreme Court case that extended the right to marry to same-sex couples.
Growing attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has raised interesting constitutional concerns.