Lyle Denniston looks at a 1972 one-sentence Supreme Court decision that might be the basis for the Court to step in to decide the same-sex marriage issue.
The national debate over legalized marijuana will come into new focus in early November, as two states and the District of Columbia will let voters decide on legalization measures similar to those approved in Colorado and Washington state.
Led Zeppelin is now in a literal battle of the bands over the rights to its biggest song “Stairway To Heaven,” in an interesting twist related to a copyright decision handed down by the Supreme Court in June.
The first president of the Continental Congress was George Washington’s close friend and Thomas Jefferson’s cousin. So who was this forgotten forefather and why was he a crucial revolutionary figure?
Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old student from Pakistan who stood up to the Taliban, received the 2014 Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how the Supreme Court’s recent actions without comments in major decisions may appear to be mysterious but are hardly uncommon.
Over the weekend, President Barack Obama said in an interview that he probably wouldn’t be interested in becoming a Justice after his term ends. And in terms of recent trends, it’s been a while since a major national political figure joined the Supreme Court.
Biographer Richard Brookhiser discusses his latest book, “Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln,” which follows Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, D.C.
This weekend marked the 233rd anniversary of the American victory at Yorktown, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. But did you know the British Army surrendered to a Lincoln, and not a Washington on that fateful day?
This year, the Norwegian Constitution turns 200 years old, making it one of the oldest continuous national constitutions in the world. The U.S. Constitution, and the men who crafted it, played no small role in Norway’s deliberations.