When the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, half of its foreign-born delegates were born in Ireland. For St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a look at these mostly forgotten figures.
On the occasion of James Madison’s birthday, it’s time to look at some of his most famous quotes about politics, equal rights, religion and the danger of tyranny.
James Madison, the father of the Constitution, has a birthday today. How much do you know about the fourth president?
On June 25, 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Shelby v. Holder, the landmark case that called into question the constitutionality of Section Five of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Andrew Jackson, the seventh president, has a birthday on Saturday. But how much do you know about one of the most controversial presidents?
A federal judge in Philadelphia says the region’s transit agency must run advertising on buses featuring Adolph Hitler despite its objections to the promotion’s content, which equates Muslims with Nazis.
On this day in 1942, the U.S. Army officially started its K-9 Corps, which featured a legendary canine war hero that was awarded the Purple Heart—amid much controversy.
Our Jeffrey Rosen is joined by constitutional experts Bruce Ackerman and Louis Fisher to discuss a hot topic: the roles of the President and Congress in conducting America’s foreign policy.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains the argument over a GOP Senate letter to Iran and its potential violation of an obscure law.
The highest court in the land of toys isn’t the Supreme Court, it’s apparently Lego, which won’t allow Supreme Court figurines in a play set because they are considered too “political.”