You may not know who Dollree “Dolly” Mapp was, but it was her case in 1961 that opened up a new era of due process rights for American citizens.
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In this commentary, Doug Kendall and Brianne Gorod from the Constitutional Accountability Center argue Judge Jeffrey Sutton’s recent opinion about same-sex marriage challenges a landmark Supreme Court case.
Race, partisanship, gerrymandering—two combined cases at the Supreme Court today have it all. Although the cases are complex and somewhat technical, the stakes are high and the outcome remains unclear.
On this day in 1978, President Jimmy Carter officially restored the full citizenship rights of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, signing an act from Congress that ended a century-long dispute.
With rising concern nationally about Ebola haemorrhagic fever, the possibility of government-imposed quarantines looms as efforts are underway to contain a possible outbreak. But what are your rights under such conditions?