A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said former Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ron Castille violated the Constitution’s Due Process Clause when he didn’t recuse himself from the death penalty appeals case of Terrance Williams.
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It was 51 years ago today that the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid the groundwork for a constitutional “right to privacy” in the United States.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains why suggestions that transgender rights are on the fast track to the Supreme Court may be premature.
On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act, which marked the end of a long debate and struggle, at a federal level, over full birthright citizenship for American Indians.
Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity and Erika Wood of New York Law School debate whether voting rights should be restored for people with past criminal convictions.