In an elegant act of “judicial jujitsu,” the Supreme Court issued its decision in Marbury v. Madison on February 24, 1803, establishing the high court’s power of judicial review.
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It was on this day in 1807 that former Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason charges. The trial was truly a “Trial of the Century” in its time and one of the first big tests of the Constitution’s Treason clause.
An increasing number of prominent politicians in both parties are bashing the Supreme Court on a regular basis.
On a July morning in New Mexico in July 1945, the modern world changed with the first successful test detonation of a nuclear weapon. The debate continues today about the use of the technology.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a proposed change to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that would allow adversarial opinions in certain situations.