Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains why suggestions that transgender rights are on the fast track to the Supreme Court may be premature.
On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act, which marked the end of a long debate and struggle, at a federal level, over full birthright citizenship for American Indians.
At a special event on the 100th anniversary of Louis Brandeis’ Supreme Court confirmation, National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen discussed his new book, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet.
It was 100 years ago today that the Senate voted to confirm attorney Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court, ending an ugly and hard-fought fight over his nomination.
The City of Brotherly Love hosted three presidential nominating conventions in 1948, as television first affected the national meetings, which were held in sweltering heat amid controversy.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an argument that the Founders saw the judicial branch as an afterthought, and what Alexander Hamilton actually wrote about that concept.
Back on this day in 1913, the 17th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect, ending indirect elections to the U.S. Senate. To this day, some folks want that amendment repealed on the theory it curtails states’ rights as envisioned by the Founders.
But many people, Memorial Day is the symbol of summer’s start, or a chance to get a good bargain on a car. What’s lost is its original meaning to more and more people.
On this day in 1806, future President Andrew Jackson nearly died in a duel when he killed his opponent, a fellow plantation owner.
On the occasion of President John F. Kennedy’s birthday, here’s a look at one of the most documented figures of the 20th century.