Seven score and 11 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.
It was 51 years ago today that a former president appeared and spoke to a large crowd at Gettysburg. But Dwight Eisenhower’s speech from November 19, 1963 has been lost in history as a nation was consumed by shocking news three days after it was made.
Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but is it? Preeminent constitutional scholars Erwin Chemerinksy and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz will tackle this controversial question tonight at the National Constitution Center.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at two core questions the Supreme Court will need to consider as it evaluates four appeals about same-sex marriage bans.
In this commentary, UC Irvine’s Erwin Chemerinsky argues that constitutional law cannot escape the views and values of the judges that shape it.
Fewer leaders had lower public expectations than Chester Alan Arthur, but fewer people knew the 21st President was dealing with a terminal illness while he pressed for government reforms and tax cuts during one term in office.
Filed just days after the Fifth Circuit refused to rehear the case of rejected University of Texas applicant Abigail Fisher, two lawsuits present a fresh challenge to the use of race as a factor in college admissions.
On this day in 1989, a student gathering in the Czechoslovakian capital of Prague set in motion a series of protests that culminated in the election of playwright-dissident Václav Havel to the presidency and the end of communist rule.
For the President and his supporters, it was an “unexpectedly good week.” On three high-profile issues—net neutrality, climate change and immigration—Barack Obama came out swinging. Has he crossed the constitutional line?
President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents are engaged in yet another fight over his use of executive orders, but the use of this powerful presidential tool is hardly new.