As the Panama Canal celebrates its 102nd birthday today, the bold act of one U.S. President still resonates as a stroke of policy genius or a grand expansion of executive power.
On August 12, 1898, the United States and Spain reached a cease-fire agreement in its brief conflict over Cuba and the Philippines. The war marked America’s entrance onto the global stage as a military power.
On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.
Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice explore recent court rulings on the right to vote in America.
What do Benjamin Wade, Willie P. Mangum and John Nance Garner all have in common? If not for a last-second decision, or a twist of fate, they might have become Acting President of the United States, in an era before the 25th Amendment existed.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will answer your questions about constitutional interpretation on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:00pm ET.
The National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution project presents leading experts exploring the Constitution’s history and what it means today. Here, Nelson Lund from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and Adam Winkler from the UCLA School of Law discuss the Second Amendment.
On Monday, the Supreme Court turned aside a plea to require jurors to satisfy the toughest legal test before they may vote to impose the death penalty, rejecting a new attempt by lawyers to further define an important Sixth Amendment ruling.
A millionaire businessman becomes President in this first try at an elected office. That’s one of 10 fascinating facts about Herbert Hoover, one of the most-interesting occupants of the White House.
Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston explains why a little-used section of the Voting Rights Act may not have much, if any, impact on federal voter identification lawsuits.