A public school board in Virginia, arguing that no one ever thought that separate restrooms for the sexes would be illegal, asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to delay a court order that it must provide equal access to those facilities for transgender students.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center, constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how the constitutional lines between what judges do, as compared to what political candidates and members of Congress and occupants of the White House do, may not be entirely clear and precise.
The current mania over the mobile game Pokemon Go is leading to a broader discussion of legal issues such as trespassing on private property and the liability of property owners potentially invaded by game players.
On July 13, 1960, Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy won his party’s nomination at a Los Angeles convention by leveraging the system of primary elections as a new factor in presidential campaigning.
Alexander Hamilton is enjoying a renaissance as a historical and cultural figure, but how much do you know about this influential Founding Father?
On July 12, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr faced the prospect of murder charges after shooting Alexander Hamilton. Why didn’t those charges come to pass and what would happen today in a similar situation?
As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who demurred on slavery and joined the Confederacy: John C. Breckinridge.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how a divided Supreme Court could accelerate the arrival of a case before the Justices about transgender students.
Today marks the 212th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.