You may not know who Dollree “Dolly” Mapp was, but it was her case in 1961 that opened up a new era of due process rights for American citizens.
As we head toward the end of 2014, there is a new batch of controversies over the use of religious symbols at public holiday displays – and the effect of the Supreme Court’s “reindeer rule.”
How much do you know about the basic facts about the Bill of Rights? Take our 10-question quiz and find out now!
On this day in 1901, the first Nobel prizes were awarded in ceremonies in Sweden and Norway. Since then, the Nobel Peace Prize has earned special significance, with 21 Americans gaining the honor, along with several U.S.-based organizations.
As Constitution Daily counts down to the debut on December 15 at the National Constitution Center of an exhibition featuring an original copy of the Bill of Rights, we are looking at some fascinating facts about the iconic document. Today: What happened to the 20 amendments James Madison first proposed?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains Justice Stephen Breyer’s talk about the famous Lochner case on Monday, and why it casts a shadow after more than 100 years.
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Museum of We the People, America’s Town Hall, and a Headquarters for Civic Education, has received a $5.5 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen announced on Monday.
Constitution Daily readers: We have some exciting news to share with you, if you plan to attend the National Constitution Center in the near future. An original copy of the Bill of Rights will be at the Center for the next three years, starting next Monday.
The case of a Pennsylvania teacher fired because of blog posts that criticized her own students has taken an interesting turn, as her lawyers claim viral Internet and television interest in the story protect her First Amendment rights.
Today marks an important anniversary in American history: the congressional declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941. But since then, Congress has rarely used its constitutional power formally issue a war declaration.