On the 142nd anniversary of his birth, Constitution Daily looks back at what the British leader and author Sir Winston Churchill had to say about the American Constitution, which was quite a lot.
Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston reports on Tuesday’s arguments about a death penalty case involving an intellectually disabled defendant in Texas.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is leading a drive to recount votes in at least two swing states. Historically, how have these efforts fared and could they affect the 2016 presidential election’s outcome?
Michael Gerhardt and Robert Strauss offer an enlightening — and highly entertaining — account of James Buchanan’s presidency and explain how historians rank presidents over time.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at an upcoming historic constitutional moment for the British legal system: the United Kingdom Supreme Court decision on Brexit.
On November 28, 1975, President Gerald Ford made his only Supreme Court nomination when he selected federal judge John Paul Stevens to the nation’s highest court.
One of many compromises at the Constitution Convention, the Electoral College gives the people a voice in the selection of the President.
On November 27, 1973, the United States Senate became the first legislative house to act under the 25th Amendment, when it voted to approve Representative Gerald Ford as the new Vice President. A week later, the House also approved Ford, making his appointment official.
On November 25, 1841, 35 former slaves returned home to West Africa, after a Supreme Court decision, won by former United States President John Quincy Adams, secured their freedom.
The mid-19th century was also a curious time in American party politics.