Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, explains why a technical dispute over language could delay a federal appeals court ruling on President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order until February 17 at the earliest.
It’s the 106th 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.
The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has let a temporary ban on President Trump’s immigration executive order stay in place until it can consider detailed arguments from the administration, Washington state and Minnesota early next week.
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.
Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston explains what District Judge James L. Robart’s sweeping immigration ruling against the Trump Administration means, and why the case could be on a fast track to the Supreme Court.
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.
The president moved quickly out of the gate. Here’s how he stacks up.
Mostly likely, an eight-person Supreme Court will hear three closely watched cases during March, including a dispute about transgender bathroom use, as the Court released its latest hearing calendar on Friday.
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.