Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the Supreme Court’s decision to postpone some early voting in Ohio, and what the court could consider on the issue in the near future.
About the Supreme Court
The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the judicial branch of government—its duty is to interpret the law. Since 1803, the Supreme Court has been understood to have the power to declare national, state, and local laws unconstitutional. Article III of the Constitution defines the Supreme Court and which cases it can hear, and how other federal courts are established.
In a new cover story for The New Republic, Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a wide-ranging discussion of the Court and her personal legacy.
The Supreme Court will meet Monday in advance of its new term to evaluate a summer’s-worth of petitions, including seven petitions about same-sex marriage.
In 1789 on this day of September 26th, John Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States – two days after George Washington nominated him. Here are some interesting facts about Jay, including his role in the Federalist Papers.
In his first visit to the National Constitution Center, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke to an audience of high school students about our nation’s founding documents.