Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the debate at the Supreme Court over qualifications placed on drugs used in lethal-injection executions.
It was on this day in 1789 that George Washington placed his hand on a bible in New York and became the first President of the United States under our Constitution – setting another of many traditions still in use today.
The United States Navy actually has two birthdays—one in October, and one today. So what is the difference between the two days and why is it constitutionally important?
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffery Rosen is joined by John Eastman and Paul M. Smith to break down the historic arguments about same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court this week.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says Supreme Court rulings always have consequences – especially, major decisions such as one about same-sex marriages.
As expected, a deeply divided United States Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday about status of same-sex marriage, and again Justice Anthony Kennedy is the focus of attention.
The Supreme Court will hear extended arguments on Tuesday about the legality of same-sex marriages in four states. Its eventual decision could be a landmark civil rights moment, or a move that would confuse a lot of people on both sides of the issue.
James Monroe was the only president, aside from George Washington, to run unopposed for re-election. But that may not be the most surprising fact about the last Founding Father to occupy the White House.
The Supreme Court is facing a big week, with arguments set for Tuesday in the same-sex marriage cases, and several big decisions from last fall looming.
Today marks the 193rd birthday of Ulysses Grant, who played a unique role in American history. Here is a look at a military leader who later become president in one of the nation’s most troubled decades.