The Supreme Court said on Monday that it won’t consider a case that would clarify the right to own a firearm outside the home for lawful purposes such as self-defense.
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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.
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.
National Constitution Center-Penn Law visiting scholar Mickey Edwards examines three major constitutional issues—the debt ceiling, defense policy, and privacy rights—that could define the new Congress and presidential term.
This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear two cases that touch on questions of the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. In Hollingsworth v. Perry, scheduled for argument on March 26, the court will determine whether the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment precludes the state of California from defining marriage as a […]