On this day in 1861, former U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis took to a podium for his presidential inauguration and gave an impassioned speech about the Constitution. Three weeks later, Abraham Lincoln did likewise, to much different results.
On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Utah v. Strieff, the first case involving the exclusionary rule to be heard by the high court since 2011.
The upcoming nomination battle over a vacant Supreme Court seat could expose some Americans to an institution they know little about – the Supreme Court itself.
It was on this day in 1801 that the House finally decided a tied presidential election because of a constitutional flaw: the deadlocked race between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr.
Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center president and CEO, moderates a live discussion at 6:30 p.m. tonight on President Obama’s use of executive power related to immigration policy.
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose on Friday in the Court’s Great Hall in Washington, with services to follow on Saturday, according to media reports.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, has covered the Supreme Court for more than five decades. Here is his analysis of how an eight-person Court will function with a vacancy in its current term.
President Obama has vowed to offer a Supreme Court nominee to succeed the late Antonin Scalia. But historically how difficult is that when the President and Senate majority are from different parties?
The presidential race has four more primary and caucus events in February before the big March 1 event known as Super Duper Tuesday. Here’s a quick look at what to expect.
Writing for The Atlantic, National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains why Antonin Scalia was one of the most influential figures in Supreme Court history.