President Barack Obama’s new executive orders about immigration have reignited a long-simmering debate about the constitutional extent of the President’s powers to act independently of Congress.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University argues that the Supreme Court has a chance in its upcoming Zivotofsky v. Kerry decision to correct a precedent it set in 1936 about presidential powers.
A group of Harvard University students is turning to the courts to force an end to the school’s investments in gas, oil and coal companies. The lawsuit, announced on Thursday, is the latest battle in the ongoing campaign for divestment on many college campuses.
On Thursday night, President Barack Obama will explain his legal reasoning behind an executive order on immigration. So what options do Republican leaders have to block an action that could allow up to 5 million currently unauthorized immigrants to stay in the United States?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at cases working their way through the lower courts about affirmative action and what they could indicate about societal views of the “race question.”
Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address at a public cemetery dedication 151 years ago today. But was the mention of God really taken out of the famous speech by the president himself?
Seven score and 11 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.
It was 51 years ago today that a former president appeared and spoke to a large crowd at Gettysburg. But Dwight Eisenhower’s speech from November 19, 1963 has been lost in history as a nation was consumed by shocking news three days after it was made.
Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but is it? Preeminent constitutional scholars Erwin Chemerinksy and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz will tackle this controversial question tonight at the National Constitution Center.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at two core questions the Supreme Court will need to consider as it evaluates four appeals about same-sex marriage bans.