Friday, April 22nd marks not only the 46th Earth Day, but also is when the United States and China will be formally signing the historic Paris Agreement on climate change that was finalized last year. Earth Day’s purpose is to bring attention to conservation and environmental protection, and the inherently political nature of these goals is underscored this year by the singing of the accords.
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On March 6, 1819, the Supreme Court ruled in McCulloch v. Maryland, holding that Congress has the power to establish a national bank.
On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court ruled in Gibbons v. Ogden, holding that Congress may regulate interstate commerce.
Catherine Fisk of the University of California, Irvine and David Forte of Cleveland State University break down the constitutional issues in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association and predict how the Court will rule.
In one of the most widely condemned decisions in U.S. history, the Supreme Court held that the right to freely contract is a fundamental right under the 14th Amendment.