It was on this day in 1963 that the Supreme Court handed down the Gideon decision, which guaranteed the rights of the accused to have a public defender in court.
Grover Cleveland stands alone in American history as the only President to serve non-consecutive terms. On the anniversary of his birth, here’s a look at one of most fascinating White House occupants.
Free, robust, and intense political debate is a hallmark of any legitimate democratic system, but recent events on the 2016 presidential campaign trail have highlighted questions of the limits of political protest and the intersection between political speech and violent action.
James Finberg and Joshua Lipshutz, two attorneys involved in Vergara v. California, a landmark dispute over the legality of teacher retention policies, debate the case making its way through the California courts.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how the future of the court is very much on the line right now in the Merrick Garland nomination battle.
David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics and Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center discuss the state of elections and campaign finance, six years after Citizens United.
When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.
Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, already holds one of the most-important judicial positions in the country. Here is a brief overview of Garland’s background, and some prominent decisions from his career.
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama said he would nominate Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, to fill the seat previously occupied by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
With growing anticipation about a Supreme Court nominee announcement, how does the Senate go about reviewing and approving a person nominated to the Supreme Court by the President?