At a National Constitution Center event in Washington last week, Jeffrey Rosen sat down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss opera, Justice Antonin Scalia, and recent court decisions about civil rights.
Lyle Denniston says that after the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon case, a recent U.S. District Court decision shows that restraints on campaign donors are breaking down.
As part of a series called Constitution Café, moderator Chris Phillips is asking some thought-provoking questions about foundational constitutional issues. This week: Do we need a House of Representatives with many more members?
Can the police really grab your cellphone, search it and use it without a warrant if you’re arrested? Two cases in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday seek to answer those questions, but it all may depend on what kind of phone you have.
James Monroe was the only president, aside from George Washington, to run unopposed for re-election. But that may not be the most surprising fact about the last Founding Father to occupy the White House.
In this commentary, Emily Phelps from the Constitutional Accountability Center says everyone with a cellphone should be paying attention to Tuesday’s privacy arguments at the Supreme Court.
Jim Harper from the Cato Institute, in this commentary, argues that police may rightly seize possession of your phone or car, but they may not put those items to whatever use they please.
New lawsuits in New Jersey and Massachusetts are seeking to eliminate the words “under God” from being used by public school students taking the Pledge of Allegiance. But how did the words get added to the Pledge and what have the courts already said?
This weekend marks the 192nd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.
John Paul Stevens is making a lot of news these days at the age of 94, and his latest comments will have people talking again. In part of interview released on Thursday by NPR, the retired Supreme Court Justice said he’s in favor of legalized marijuana.