As expected, a deeply divided United States Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about status of same-sex marriage, and again Justice Anthony Kennedy is the focus of attention.
The Supreme Court will hear extended arguments on Tuesday about the legality of same-sex marriages in four states. Its eventual decision could be a landmark civil rights moment, or a move that would confuse a lot of people on both sides of the issue.
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.
The Supreme Court is facing a big week, with arguments set for Tuesday in the same-sex marriage cases, and several big decisions from last fall looming.
Today marks the 193rd 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.
The Library of Congress has survived an attack by the British and a lack of government funding to become the world’s biggest library, with the helping hands of two people in the 19th century.
Since its establishment on April 24, 1800, the Library of Congress has grown to become the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items in its holdings. Here’s a look at 10 of the most fascinating pieces.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen is joined by Orin Kerr and Christopher Slobogin to discuss another big Supreme Court decision about the Fourth Amendment and police dogs.
It’s James Buchanan’s birthday today and it’s time to revisit a recently debated topic: Why many historians consider Abraham Lincoln’s predecessor as the worst President in American history.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s literacy adviser, looks that an interesting argument posed about next week’s same-sex arguments at the Supreme Court: that the cases shouldn’t be heard at the moment.