Seven score and 10 years ago, Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address, widely considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But even today, there are still a few points about the speech that are misunderstood.
On the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, constitutional scholar and Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, historian and Princeton University professor Sean Wilentz and Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center discuss the constitutional legacy of Lincoln and the address itself.
Ken Gormley of Duquesne University School of Law looks back at another big historical anniversary this year, the developing Watergate scandal, and how it tested our Constitutional principles.
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination nears, here is a look at 10 popular and useful websites that contain all the documents, reports, video and audio you’ll need if you are researching this historic event.
In this excerpt from his new book, A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination, a veteran investigative journalist Phillip Shenon reveals what happened to the original autopsy notes in the Kennedy assassination case, and why they ended up in a fireplace.
Today marks the 236th anniversary of America’s “other” constitution. But how many of us know when it was created and how and why it was adopted?
On November 14, 1959, TV Guide published a brief essay about politics and television by Senator John F. Kennedy that contained some prophetic words about the influence of money and public relations on presidential campaigns that still seem true today.
Lyle Denniston looks at the legal reasoning behind the FDA’s decision to ban foods with trans fats, which dates back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision about the fate of 130 cans of preserved eggs.
Amid weeks of reports about slumping polling data, the last major polling group that didn’t say Congress was at an all-time low in popularity confirms what we all know: Congress is in a slump.
Bob Bauer, distinguished scholar in residence and senior lecturer at the New York University School of Law, looks at the distinctions between hard money and soft money campaign contributions that are central to the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission before the Supreme Court this term.