Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser,looks at how the process of picking and processing new Justices of the Supreme Court has only grown more politically sensitive in recent years.
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On August 14, 1765, an angry mob in Boston reacted to the first incident of “taxation without representation” in the Colonies, an event that foreshadowed open rebellion a decade later.
If you’re the President of the United States and want to get a Supreme Court nominee approved, does your party also need to control the Senate? The recent history shows mixed results when it comes to the Senate approval theory.
Are skiers and snowboarders equal under the 14th Amendment? That was the question at hand in a federal courtroom this week.
August 5 was primary election day in Missouri. But the most controversial races involved no candidates and no parties. Instead, voters in the Show Me State fought over five amendments to the state constitution.