A small but vocal contingent in the District of Columbia is pushing forward with plans for a summer local constitutional convention, with the goal of creating the 51st state. But significant political and legal barriers remain in the way.
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Philadelphia has a rich history of hosting colorful political conventions, and in the first of a five-part series, we look at the controversial conventions of the slavery and anti-immigrant era before the Civil War.
The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.
Today marks the anniversary of an important Supreme Court case that helped to end the Hollywood studio system and fuel a young television industry in the late 1940s.
The Washington Redskins football team wants a chance to appear in the Super Bowl of the federal judiciary system if things don’t go their way in the legal dispute over its trademark.