It was on this day in 1807 that former Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason charges. The trial was truly a “Trial of the Century” in its time and one of the first big tests of the Constitution’s Treason clause.
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The Spokeo case has lurked under the media radar as one of the biggest decisions of the Supreme Court’s current term. So why do we care about an Internet people search engine that put out incorrect data about a Virginia man?
Tonight at 9 p.m., C-SPAN reairs Landmark Cases, a 12-part series produced in conjunction with the National Constitution Center. The first episode is on the first major Supreme Court decision, Marbury v. Madison.
Lyle Denniston looks at the debate over the next Supreme Court nominee and how the upcoming November presidential and congressional elections may have different impacts on that process.
In private conference today, an eight-Justice Supreme Court may decide the fate of a battle between three states over the legalized production and sale of marijuana in Colorado.