It’s the 105th birthday of Ronald Reagan, and since he was one of the most widely recognized world leaders, it’s not hard to find some interesting facts about the 40th president.
The Reagan era of the 1980s is often remembered for the President’s pursuit of ending the Cold War and his legacy as the “Great Communicator.” But Reagan’s impact on the Supreme Court was also significant and still relevant today.
This Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary has the potential to offer another dramatic moment in presidential election history. Here’s a look back at five reasons why the nation’s first primary is so closely watched.
On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shocked America by introducing a plan to expand the Supreme Court, to gain favorable votes. FDR’s war on the court was short-lived, and it was defeated by a crafty chief justice and Roosevelt’s own party members.
A new deal announced this week between American and European negotiators is a big deal, as it addresses privacy concerns faces by Internet giants Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Richard Pildes of the New York University School of Law and Bradley Smith of the Capital University Law School discuss the history and meaning of the last Reconstruction Amendment.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a big constitutional question in front of the Supreme Court in the case about President Obama’s immigration orders.
On the occasion of Rosa Park’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at her journey from a childhood in the segregated south to her enduring status as a civil rights icon.
In the latest election twist, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is among the current list of people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and a person who saw the nomination letter reportedly said a member of Congress proposed Trump’s name to the nomination committee.
Imagine a world with income tax; if you were an American citizen before 1913, with a few exceptions you didn’t have to deal with an April deadline and the IRS. Today, no one really knows how big the tax code is.