Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the broad implications of Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling about messages on license plates.
On June 19, 1961, the Supreme Court settled a case about police using a fake warrant to search a home that set a huge precedent linking the Fourth and 14th Amendments.
Historian David Sehat describes how Americans have repeatedly sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their policies, in a live National Constitution Center event at 12 p.m. Thursday.
Juneteenth marks the days in 1865 when the Union Army brought news of emancipation to African Americans in one of the farthest corners of the Confederate States.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen talks with Ilya Somin from George Mason University and the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Elizabeth B. Wydra about four big Supreme Court cases, including decisions on vanity license plates and church signs.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court said on Thursday that the state of Texas has the right to ban a specialty license design that features the Confederate battle flag.
On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a resolution, approved in Congress, declaring war against Great Britain. Over the next two and half years, both sides engaged in bitter contests, and the war ended with much unchanged between the two nations.
The National Constitution Center has announced His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will receive the 2015 Liberty Medal in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide on Monday, October 26, 2015, in Philadelphia.
Real estate mogul Donald Trump is running for president, and if history is any judge, The Donald would be in unique company if he gets the GOP nomination coming right from the business world.
It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make its first full appearance in New York until June 17, 1885.