On June 30, 1971, President Richard Nixon issued a public statement congratulating Ohio as the 38th state to approve the 26th Amendment, in record time. But history has another state and date as the official ratifier of the constitutional rights of 18 year olds to vote.
On June 29, 2006, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration’s use of military commissions to try suspected terrorists was illegal.
Thanks to an unintended outcome from a 1961 constitutional change, it is possible for the 2016 presidential election to end in a tie vote, and there are at least three scenarios where that is a possibility.
As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who famously argued for state nullification of federal laws: John C. Calhoun.
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, sparking World War I. Five years later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending it.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how the campaign to restrict abortion has been largely frustrated – for now – by Monday’s Supreme Court decision.
On Monday, National Constitution Center CEO and President Jeffrey Rosen joined the Diane Rehm Show to discuss the constitutional aspects of the Supreme Court’s final decisions of its current term.
On the same day as a major Supreme Court decision, three experts convened at the National Constitution Center to discuss current and future constitutional debates about abortion.
The Supreme Court’s current term is now over, and it’s time to review the major decisions from the Justices from the past few months.
In the final case of its current term, a unanimous Supreme Court vacated former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s corruption conviction, disagreeing with how his alleged criminal acts were defined.