Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, examines the future of a 2008 Supreme Court decision recognizing, for the first time, an individual right under the Second Amendment to have a gun for personal use.
President Abraham Lincoln altered the course of the Civil War and American society when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But the Proclamation had its roots in a key announcement made on September 22, 1862.
The Supreme Court, acting with no sign of dissent, moved on Wednesday to interrupt at least temporarily a series of lower court rulings that would bar employee-benefits companies from claiming that they operate “church plans” and thus are exempt from federal regulatory laws.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Supreme Court journalist Linda Greenhouse and Rutgers University School of Law Professor Earl Maltz return to the Warren Burger Court years for a look at the rise of the conservative court that still defines the constitutional landscape we live in today.
On September 21, 1780, Revolutionary War hero Benedict Arnold turned his back on his country in a secret meeting with a top British official. So how did Arnold, with his patriot’s pedigree, become the most-hated man in America?
ABC’s new drama highlights a person who is almost never discussed, and a constitutional issue that often flies under the radar.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at a case under consideration for the Supreme Court that could clarify national educational standards for disabled children in the public school system.
The National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal was awarded to United States Representative John Lewis during the 28th Annual Liberty Medal Ceremony on Monday, September 19, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address. Even today, some people in that other “Washington” could learn a few lessons from the first President.