Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a new Supreme Court case that addresses a big question: Can Congress pass a law that bypasses Article III lawsuit requirements?
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, examines the debate over conflicts of interest within the Supreme Court after a recent incident involving stock ownership and a Justice’s spouse.
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.