It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
It was 227 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the framework for the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt, and a chief justice who was America’s most hated man, for a time.
On September 23, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous Fala speech, which became a defining moment in his fourth presidential campaign. So who was the Scottish Terrier that helped FDR win his closest race?
On September 29, the nine Justices of the Supreme Court will convene at One First Street to sort through a hefty stack of petitions. Here are 10 interesting cases they’ll consider.
In the second part of his extensive commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia looks at issues of policy and international law in his analysis of executive power, the Constitution and intervention against the “Islamic State.”
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at one possible short-term outcome as the Supreme Court ponders same-sex marriage: the court could pass on the issue, lacking a split in the lower federal courts.
President Abraham Lincoln altered the course of the Civil War and American society when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But the Proclamation had its roots in a key announcement made on September 22, 1862.
In this two-part commentary, Robert F. Turner from the University of Virginia looks at some points of fact and law in the debate over executive power and American involvement in fighting terrorists in Iraq and Syria.
What’s on the docket for our nation’s highest court? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joined the American Constitution Society in Washington for a preview of the new term.
It’s official: the Scottish people have rejected independence. But the matter is far from settled—the months and years ahead promise spirited debate over governance of the British union.