Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court.
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Later this week, Supreme Court will review a highly publicized case about a New Mexico photographer who refused to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony. If accepted, the case would be heard in the Court’s next term, starting in October.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the New York Times v. Sullivan decision, and Richard Epstein from the New York University School of Law and Geoffrey Stone from the University of Chicago Law School discuss if the free press is in a better place now.
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One of the more unusual auctions of recent times is taking place in Gettysburg this weekend, and some lucky person will talk away with a life-sized animatronic Abraham Lincoln, or an entire collection of Confederate generals.
This week, the House of Representatives approved a bill to fast track civil lawsuits filed by Congress against President Barack Obama for allegedly abusing his powers. The bill does raise some interesting constitutional questions, but it also faces steep challenges.