At his Wednesday press conference, Donald Trump confirmed that his first Supreme Court nominee will be announced about two weeks after his inauguration on January 20, setting the stage for likely confirmation hearings starting in March.
Robert C. Weaver had a strong public record as a Civil Rights leader and a government official, but there was still controversy when he became the first black nominated to a Cabinet-level position on this day in 1966.
Gillian Metzger of Columbia University and David Bernstein of George Mason University explain how President Trump, Congress, and the courts may challenge the power of executive agencies.
Few historic Supreme Court decisions generate an animated discussion among legal scholars than a 1905 Court decision about bakeries. That’s why Justice Stephen Breyer’s use of the “L-R” word in Tuesday’s court arguments was seen as a noteworthy sign for the case.
On January 12, 1932, a recent widow became the first woman to win election to the United States Senate, when Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway defeated two male opponents in a special race in Arkansas.
President-elect Donald J. Trump is donating hotel room fees from foreign government officials and setting up a business trust to satisfy a potential conflict with the Emoluments Clause. But will the moves be enough to end a debate about the little-known constitutional provision?
On this day in 1755 or 1757, Alexander Hamilton was born in the Caribbean. If you need a quick primer on Hamilton, here are the essential facts about him.
Today we celebrate the birthday of the iconic Alexander Hamilton, Founding Father, politician and belated Broadway star. But we actually don’t know in which year Hamilton was born, making the number of candles on his birthday cake a problem.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a significant case about the level of education support disabled children must receive in the public school system.
Seven lessons from America’s first President.