On Monday morning, the Supreme Court said that a woman convicted of trying to poison her best friend should have been tried under a state law, and not an international treaty about chemical weapons.
The Supreme Court on Monday morning declined the appeal of New York Times reporter James Risen, who is being forced to reveal a source about a CIA story, or face possible jail time.
The use of the word “God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and on U.S. currency is being challenged again in the lower courts, but so far, the word’s use in these cases has been upheld by judges.
As the White House prepares to unveil a new rule to cut carbon-dioxide emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants, the Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the scope of federal power to protect the environment.
On this day in 1806, future President Andrew Jackson nearly died in a duel when he killed his opponent, a fellow plantation owner.
Fugitive NSA contractor Edward Snowden made his first national television appearance on Wednesday night on NBC, again saying his constitutional duty motivated him to leak massive amounts of information about U.S. government surveillance activities.
Lyle Denniston explains why the economic livelihood of Indian tribes is now even further assured, after a Supreme Court ruling this week confirmed tribes’ ability to build casinos on non-reservation lands.
On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy’s birthday, here’s a look at one of the most documented figures of the 20th century.
From November 13, 2013: Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, distinguished presidential historian and bestselling author Robert Dallek provides a striking portrait of the iconic president and his inner circle of advisers—their rivalries, personality clashes, and political battles.
Editor’s note: This story first ran on Constitution Daily in November 2012. It has added significance on the occasion of President John Kennedy’s 97th birthday today, given the upcoming 5oth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.