Fewer leaders had lower public expectations than Chester Alan Arthur, but fewer people knew the 21st President was dealing with a terminal illness while he pressed for government reforms and tax cuts during one term in office.
With time running out on President Obama’s nomination of Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland to be a Supreme Court Justice, a federal trial judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday threw out a New Mexico lawyer’s lawsuit seeking to force a vote in the Senate.
Dahlia Lithwick of Slate and Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University explain how new appointments to the Court could change constitutional law.
PEN America convenes a panel discussion with top free expression experts, university faculty, and student activists to discuss and debate the future of free expression at U.S. universities.
It was 239 years ago today that the Articles of Confederation, the first American constitution, was sent to the 13 states for consideration. It didn’t last a decade, for some obvious reasons.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution project, Sanford Levinson from the University of Texas examines the Electoral College’s origins, its evolution, and reform measures related to it.
It may be a long time before a final ruling on the controversial deal.
The Supreme Court’s expressed hope that lawyers on both sides of the controversy over the birth-control mandate in the new federal health care law would come to an agreement is no nearer realization after six months.
A big question looming over Barack Obama’s remaining term is how will he use his pardon power? Often, in their final months in office, outgoing Presidents have made some high-profile pardon decisions.
In the past century, five Republican presidential candidates have taken back the White House after it had been occupied by a Democrat for at least two consecutive terms. Last week, Donald Trump became the latest GOP candidate to lead a successful campaign in such a manner.