Three years ago, an inmate in California and his lawyer convinced a judge that the Seinfeld-inspired holiday Festivus was a legitimate religious activity. The story made national headlines, but it also contained a few lessons about the legal system—and kosher food.
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The secret meeting was brief at the White House, and it involved a U.S. President and a King, of sorts. And even today, it generates more interest at the National Archives, in terms of image requests, than the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
The Obama administration’s move to end a decades-long feud with Cuba’s Castro regime is shaping up as the next big tug-of-war between the executive and legislative branches.
Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights, a new exhibition featuring a rare, original copy of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights—one of 12 surviving copies sent to the states by President George Washington in 1789—has opened at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Bill of Rights Day, December 15, 2014
As we head toward the end of 2014, there is a new batch of controversies over the use of religious symbols at public holiday displays – and the effect of the Supreme Court’s “reindeer rule.”