The 14th Amendment was a milestone in American history. Not only did it strike down the Dred Scott decision, the amendment’s “due process” and “equal protection” provisions have had enormous constitutional importance.
Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and in a romantic tribute to couples everywhere, it’s time to turn back the pages to remember three unusual White House romances.
How do American citizens, even as enemy combatants, enjoy the constitutional protection of due process? Joining us to discuss this current topic are Jonathan Hafetz from Seton Hall Law and John Yoo from the University of California Berkeley Law School, in a podcast conversation moderated by the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.
As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Today, we look at the 13th Amendment, the first of three post-Civil War amendment that dealt with slavery and Civil Rights.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, has a birthday today. If you are a Lincoln fan, here are some cool facts, including Lincoln’s career as an inventor, his love of animals, and his one losing appearance before the Supreme Court.