On June 25, 1788, the former colony of Virginia voted to ratify the Constitution. But technically, today might not really mark the commonwealth’s 126th anniversary as a state, despite numerous claims on the Internet.
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The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Mark Aronchick and Greg Randall Lee about the legal significance of the federal court ruling that struck down Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban.
An old-fashioned standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and federal officials seems to be over now, but the event has started even more talk about the use of “First Amendment zones” at public protests.
On March 11, 1861, delegates from the newly formed Confederate States of America agreed on their own constitution. And much of it mirrored the Constitution of the United States as it existed at the time.
The Supreme Court will hear one of the most high-profile cases of its current term on Monday, as the Justices determine how states define if a person is mentally disabled to the point of becoming ineligible for the death penalty.