It was 227 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the framework for the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt, and a chief justice who was America’s most hated man, for a time.
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ABC’s new drama highlights a person who is almost never discussed, and a constitutional issue that often flies under the radar.
The National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal was awarded to United States Representative John Lewis during the 28th Annual Liberty Medal Ceremony on Monday, September 19, 2016 in Philadelphia.
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On September 17, 1787, a group of men gathered in a closed meeting room to sign the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. And it was Benjamin Franklin who made the motion to sign the document in his last great speech.