The Supreme Court justices have had some downtime recently, and the most-prominent jurist in the land had an interesting day on Wednesday in court as a prospective Maryland juror.
How highly do historians and publishers regard Benjamin Franklin? We looked at four studies, and the results ranged from Franklin as the equal of John Marshall, to a figure less than important than Hulk Hogan and Benedict Arnold.
Today marks the 225th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death, which drew many different responses from the citizens of Philadelphia (who mourned in droves) and the U.S. Senate (which refused to mourn Franklin).
National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen speaks with five influential thought leaders about the future of freedom in our lifetime.
Comments from a GOP presidential contender and a federal judge have put the issue of states legalizing marijuana back on the constitutional front burner.
From the National Constitution Center’s Freedom Day event, National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen moderates a wide-ranging discussion about free speech.
From the National Constitution Center’s Freedom Day event, the Aspen Institute’s Meryl Chertoff moderates a spirited discussion about religious liberty in modern times.
On April 15, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from his assassin’s wounds. But if John Wilkes Booth’s plot were entirely successful, a little-known senator may have been thrust into the White House for almost a year.
April 15 is marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it’s not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day–and how did we get the IRS in the first place?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a dispute over terrorism victims suing to get Iranian bank assets held in the United States, and a famous post-Civil War precedent.