Lyle Denniston looks at recent Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and prayer, and the balance between majority rights and minority rights.
Harry Truman went from being a county judge to deciding to use atomic warfare at World War II’s end. Here’s a quick look at 10 facts about Truman’s sudden ascendency to the White House—and the deal with his middle name.
The Supreme Court has revived discussion about a second major case about the separation of church and state that it will consider for acceptance in two weeks’ time.
Today we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the 27th Amendment’s ratification. Here’s what you need to know.
The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.
Erwin Chemerinsky from the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Scott Gaylord from Elon University School of Law discuss the long-term impact of the Supreme Court’s public prayer decision on other First Amendment cases.
Lyle Denniston says that the Supreme Court’s Town of Greece ruling on Monday is actually a rather ambitious expansion of the court’s 1983 decision on the issue of legislative prayer.
On National Teacher Day, Constitution Daily looks at 10 Presidents who were teachers in some capacity before they occupied the White House – including one who later married his own teacher.
The posters of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) inspired Americans in the 1930s and ’40s—and 79 years later, their charm appeals to a new generation of Americans, particularly on Pinterest.
A divided Supreme Court, led by Justice Anthony Kennedy, said on Monday that the town of Greece, N.Y., can begin its town meetings with a religious prayer, delivered almost exclusively by Christian clergy.