On March 3, 1820, Congress approved the Missouri compromise, a law that maintained a balance in the Senate between free and slave states. The pact only lasted 24 years, and its elimination was one of the contributing factors that led to the Civil War.
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Judge James Wynn of the Fourth Circuit and Chief Judge Theodore McKee of the Third Circuit discuss the meaning of the 14th Amendment and the impact of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, answers listener questions about citizenship, gun rights, same-sex marriage, and more.
An updated Congressional Research Service report is adding some new background on the controversy over U.S. presidential candidates like Ted Cruz born overseas who are seeking office.
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that continues to divide the nation to this day.