The U.S. Supreme Court denied on Monday seven petitions related to same-sex marriage cases, leaving case watchers in limbo and drawing attention to a pending Sixth Circuit appeals court decision.
The Supreme Court kicks off its new term Monday with a case about traffic stops, but eyes also will be on a potential announcement about the same-sex marriage cases.
As Constitution Daily concludes its Forgotten Presidents week, we look at the controversial figure of Millard Fillmore, whose decision to support pro-slavery legislation came with a great personal conflict.
In this commentary, Michael Gerhardt from the University of North Carolina says Barack Obama risks joining the ranks of presidents with diminished legacies unless he starts taking an active role in defining his achievements.
Thursday marks the birthday of the one of the most controversial U.S. presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes, who took office by debatable means and left office defending his reputation.
Rick Hasen from the University of California-Irvine and John Eastman from Chapman University break down the biggest issues about voting rights and the Constitution, as the Supreme Court considers one case and more cases are in front of federal judges.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how an Arizona case accepted by the Supreme Court on Thursday could be of deep significance to the future of redistricting across the nation.
Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at the unintended consequences of two statutes that could, in the words of Justice Antonin Scalia, “permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.”
As part of Constitution Daily’s Forgotten Presidents week, we look at Franklin Pierce – who was regarded as an ethical hard worker, but struggled as a national leader when he openly advocated for pro-slavery states as a Northerner.
In this excerpt from a paper on the legality of the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, UC Berkeley law professor John Yoo looks at Article II and the President’s power to conduct domestic surveillance.