On May 2, 1972, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover died of heart disease at a Washington hospital, ending his 48-year total control over the federal agency he managed and created. Hoover, a power unto himself, actually started his professional career as a librarian and used those skills to shape the FBI.
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Perhaps the most-interesting case heard this week in the Supreme Court affects the most Americans: Can police search your cellphone without obtaining a warrant, if you are arrested?
May 1 is Law Day, an event that honors “liberty, justice and equality under law which our forefathers bequeathed” to the United States. Learn more about 10 famous people who studied the law, from Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer sits down with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss, among other things, the perception that the high court plays political favorites.
P.J. O’Rourke and the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro explain the logic behind their viral Supreme Court brief, and why the Colbert doctrine of “truthiness” should win the day in front of the Justices.