July 4th marks the annual holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. So how much do you know about this famous document?
As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday, it’s time to look at some famous birthdays of people born on the same date as the United States.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, engaged the nation’s leading legal and policy experts in exciting conversations about the U.S. Constitution and your civil liberties at the Aspen Institute in Colorado.
Do criminal suspects have First Amendment rights when they engage in alleged fantasy role playing games that include killing and cannibalism of real people? That’s a question one judge recently decided in a sensational trial dubbed the “Cannibal Cop” case by the New York media.
On July 3, 1978, the Supreme Court issued its historic verdict in the George Carlin “seven dirty words” case, a decision that still holds sway over the use of indecent and obscene language on television, and in a new era of mass communications.
There’s no doubt the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. But which date has the legitimate claim on Independence Day: July 2 or July 4?
On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. The landmark law was a turning point in American history, as it addressed discrimination and segregation on a national level.
Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law says one Philadelphia-area high school’s struggle over using the word “Redskin” in a student newspaper raises some interesting constitutional issues.
A Supreme Court decision on Monday about the future of public unions will restrict some organized labor power, and could open up more challenges about the existence of public workers’ unions.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the long-term impact of Monday’s Hobby Lobby ruling on the idea of a separate existence of corporation and owners.