India’s National Human Rights Commission says that two young woman jailed in 2012 over a Facebook post deserve compensation after local police violated their rights under India’s constitution.
There’s a lot of buzz on the Internet today about a possible upcoming voter referendum to divide California into six states. But the constitutional reality is that such a plan faces very long odds.
It’s a sad day for some historically minded Philadelphians: It’s the anniversary of the congressional act that moved the nation’s capital from their city to Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court has released its arguments schedule for its next term, and a big religion case involving the length of a prisoner’s beard is among the first in front of the nine Justices.
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most-important moments in our early history, the creation of Washington, D.C, which came about after a deal cut at a Manhattan dinner party.
King George III would probably not approve, but two documents that led to and reinforced America’s split from Great Britain will make their public debut in London next year.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, says the House Republicans face a big hurdle in their lawsuit against President Obama that could prevent the case from ever getting to a court.
A ruling is imminent from a federal appeals court on the next possible big challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and it could have a much-bigger impact than the recent Hobby Lobby decision.
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen moderates an Aspen Institute panel discussion on the Supreme Court’s just-concluded term, featuring Sherrilyn Ifill, Neal Katyal and Theodore B. Olson. Recorded on July 2, 2014.
The state of Utah, preparing to take its case against legalized same-sex marriages to the U.S. Supreme Court in a few weeks, finds itself facing a need to go to the Justices earlier to keep its options open on another front in that controversy.