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.
It was back on this day in 1789 that Congress passed the act that officially created the federal judiciary system that included the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
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.
On September 29, the nine Justices of the Supreme Court will convene at One First Street to sort through a hefty stack of petitions. Here are 10 interesting cases they’ll consider.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at one possible short-term outcome as the Supreme Court ponders same-sex marriage: the court could pass on the issue, lacking a split in the lower federal courts.