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.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on affirmative action, other historical decisions on it, and the next case about the subject heading toward the Justices.
Two leading experts on affirmative action, Bruce Ackerman and Richard Epstein, pick apart the Supreme Court’s Schuette decision, and debate if it is a disaster, unrealistic for colleges, or a good thing in the long run.
When the Supreme Court handed down yesterday’s decision upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, the initial round of hysteria on the left didn’t last long.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in the highly touted Aereo live streaming TV case, but it looks like the decision’s possible chilling effect on cloud computing could complicate any ruling from the Justices.
April 23 marks the birthday of James Buchanan, the man regarded by many historians as one of the worst—if not the worst—presidents of all time. So what did Buchanan do to earn the disrespect of so many people?
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a historic ruling on affirmative action programs, allowing states to restrict their use in university admissions and at other public institutions.
Harvard Law Professor and former White House official Cass R. Sunstein visited the National Constitution Center on Monday night to debut his latest book.