A big Supreme Court case to be heard this spring is focused on a powerful part of the Constitution, which could be changed or better defined by a spirited family of California raisin growers.
On February 9, 1773, future U.S. president William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us today.
The Constitution’s first amendment after the Bill of Rights represented the first use of congressional power to contradict a Supreme Court decision.
It’s the 104th 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.
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod raised a few eyebrows with his recent comments that Hillary Clinton was briefly considered for the Supreme Court. But a look at recent appointees shows the move would have been highly unusual, at least in the modern era.
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.
National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen talks about an important new project to promote constitutional awareness with Rick Pildes from the New York University School of Law and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz from Georgetown University Law Center and the Cato Institute.
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is pleased to announce the members of its new scholarly Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board, co-chaired by leaders of the Federalist Society and the American Constitution Society.
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.