It was on this day in 1959 that Alaska was admitted to the union as the 49th state- ending a process that started 13 years earlier.
January 1 is one of the most noteworthy days in American history, marking President Abraham Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how a First Amendment case about “offensive” trademarks seems headed to the Supreme Court.
Revered judicial authority Melvin Urofsky talks about his new book on the history of dissent at the Supreme Court and the role of dissent in the nation’s constitutional dialogue.
On December 31, 1999, the United States officially handed the Panama Canal over to Panama’s government, ending a long saga that had started a century and a half earlier.
Happy New Year everyone! Today we say good-bye to this past year and welcome 2016—a year that will bring the 229th anniversary of the Constitution! But before the celebrations begin, we thought we would take a minute to explore the fun history and traditions surrounding the New Year’s holiday.
A former Romney and Bush adviser is the latest political observer to lay out the possibilities of a chaotic Cleveland convention for the Republicans this summer.
A Philadelphia man convicted of capital murder in 1986 is set for a February 2016 Supreme Court hearing in a sentencing dispute.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Justice Department’s stance on Puerto Rico’s sovereignty, which will get tested twice in the Supreme Court this year.
Today marks the birthday of perhaps the most-maligned president in American history. But was Andrew Johnson really that bad, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?