On this day in 1806, future President Andrew Jackson nearly died in a duel when he killed his opponent, a fellow plantation owner.
Fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden made his first national television appearance on Wednesday night on NBC, again saying his constitutional duty motivated him to leak massive amounts of information about U.S. government surveillance activities.
Lyle Denniston explains why the economic livelihood of Indian tribes is now even further assured, after a Supreme Court ruling this week confirmed tribes’ ability to build casinos on non-reservation lands.
On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy’s birthday, here’s a look at one of the most documented figures of the 20th century.
From November 13, 2013: Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, distinguished presidential historian and bestselling author Robert Dallek provides a striking portrait of the iconic president and his inner circle of advisers—their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles.
Editor’s note: This story first ran on Constitution Daily in November 2012. It has added significance on the occasion of President John Kennedy’s 97th birthday today, given the upcoming 5oth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Former U.S. Senator and Navy Secretary James Webb joined the National Constitution Center to discuss his new memoir, “I Heard My Country Calling”—a deeply personal account of his early childhood through his tour in Vietnam and eventual election to the U.S. Senate.
This June promises to be a busy month for the Supreme Court, with at least 10 major cases undecided by May’s end. Here’s a look at a closely watched case about the First Amendment rights of pro-life protesters and “buffer zones” in public areas.
On May 28, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s NRA plan, symbolized by an iconic Blue Eagle logo.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to take on an appeal of a victory won by Fox News reporter Jana Winter last December, in a case that challenged journalists’ First Amendment rights to protect sources.