On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later.
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Lyle Denniston looks at a provocative comment from Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about racial entitlements, and what it means in the broader scope of constitutional and congressional history.
The fight between two historic dramas fighting for an Oscar, the movies “Lincoln” and “Argo,” has taken on the character of a bitter political campaign, with supporters pointing out flaws and dropping big bucks on promotion.
Malcom Lazin from the Equality Forum compares how President Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama evolved on two landmark civil rights issues, in two radically different eras.
Lyle Denniston looks at President Barack Obama’s historic discussion of gay rights in his inaugural address, and its constitutional significance. The statement at issue: “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still, just as it guided […]