On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later.
A new year-long study from Pew Research has people talking about the value of Twitter as a barometer of public opinion, which seems skewed at best when it comes to politics.
An expanded background check system may be the one major gun control measure with a chance of passing through Congress, but its fate seems tenuous at best.
Lyle Denniston looks at a provocative comment from Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about racial entitlements, and what it means in the broader scope of constitutional and congressional history.
The White House has seen a lot of big parties, but nothing compares to March 4, 1829, when Andrew Jackson’s open house sparked a mob scene that almost destroyed the president’s house. Or so we think.
In the 21st century, the American political world revolves around a handful of key dates. But prior to 1933, March 4th was the biggest day on the calendar, next to Election Day.
Abigail Perkiss explains how the the U.S. Supreme Court will decide the case of Baby Veronica, a two-year-old girl stuck in a custody battle between her adoptive parents and her birth father that has gained national attention.
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to a sold-out audience on Friday night at the National Constitution Center about her journey to the Supreme Court.
The much-hyped sequester is now part of history and new budget battle is heading toward a possible government shutdown on March 27. But what does that mean and who is affected by it?
One mostly forgotten part of the Articles of Confederation, America’s first Constitution, was an open invitation for Canada to join the United States, with no strings attached.