Lyle Denniston looks at criticism over the selection process for the Fox News and CNN GOP debates and their selective inclusion of debate participants.
In this commentary, Brianne Gorod of the Constitutional Accountability Center argues that the Voting Rights Act’s multiple congressional reauthorizations are evidence of its power and importance.
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965, taking an enormous step toward protecting the right to vote for all Americans.
In this commentary, J. Christian Adams of the Public Interest Legal Foundation says the Voting Rights Act must be enforced without regard to party or race.
A good point or a bad moment can make or break a campaign in a presidential debate. Here’s a look back at some big debate moments on the eve of Thursday’s GOP primary debate in Cleveland.
In this commentary, Kermit Roosevelt from the University of Pennsylvania Law School says our country’s legacy of slavery and racism remains with us today.
Most people aren’t big fans of a national income tax, but it was on this day back in 1861 that the first one was levied by the new President, Abraham Lincoln.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, examines a case that has just arrived at the Supreme Court about police access to cellphone location data stored on cellphone towers.
The mother of all political campaign debates was the battle between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, and by today’s standards, our modern debaters would be challenged to fit the 1858 format.
In this commentary, Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine School of Law says a big trial in North Carolina demonstrates that the Voting Rights Act is in need of a major upgrade.