On the occasion of Rosa Park’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at her journey from a childhood in the segregated south to her enduring status as a civil rights icon.
Two Justices who were previously supportive of using video cameras in the Supreme Court have apparently backed off their positions.
Imagine a world with income tax; if you were an American citizen before 1913, with a few exceptions you didn’t have to deal with an April deadline and the IRS. Today, no one really knows how big the tax code is.
Today we celebrate a constitutional ratification twofer: the 15th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1870) and the 16th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1913). Here’s what you need to know.
Author Amy Gajda examines the media today and its impact on the constitutional privileges of the press, in a special event from the National Constitution Center.
The Constitution isn’t so quick to convict Dzhokar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing trial—and for good reason.
A super-rare display of the four surviving original Magna Carta copies has begun in Great Britain, and it’s a once-in-an-eight century event.
On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress at the request of House Speaker John Boehner. The event has set off a debate over whether Netanyahu’s appearance is an unconstitutional intrusion upon the President’s foreign policy powers.
It was 225 years ago today that the United States Supreme Court had its first full session. The court back then bared little resemblance to the current one, but it certainly had some interesting characters.
Today marks the birth of maybe the most colorful of all the Founding Fathers. It was Gouverneur Morris who put the finishing touches on the Constitution in 1787, and gave the words “We The People” to all Americans.