Somehow, Thomas Jefferson is part of the 2016 presidential campaign, at least for a few days. Here’s a brief look at what Jefferson’s impact on the Constitution was back in 1787.
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Several politicians recently referred to a controversial World War II Supreme Court decision in the debate about Syrian refugees. Public reaction showed how much the Korematsu decision is debated – and derided – today.
As the Obama administration is preparing a report that outlines options for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, another political and legal battle looms about the infamous facility.
Landmark Cases, C-SPAN’s new series on historic Supreme Court decisions—produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center—continues on Monday, Nov 23 at 9 p.m. ET. This week’s show features the Brown desegregation decision.
President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.