Former Obama adviser David Axelrod raised a few eyebrows with his recent comments that Hillary Clinton was briefly considered for the Supreme Court. But a look at recent appointees shows the move would have been highly unusual, at least in the modern era.
On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt shocked America by introducing a plan to expand the Supreme Court, to gain favorable votes. FDR’s war on the court was short-lived, and it was defeated by a crafty chief justice and Roosevelt’s own party members.
On the occasion of Rosa Park’s birthday, Constitution Daily looks at her journey from a childhood in the segregated south to her enduring status as a civil rights icon.
Two Justices who were previously supportive of using video cameras in the Supreme Court have apparently backed off their positions.
Today we celebrate a constitutional ratification twofer: the 15th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1870) and the 16th Amendment (ratified February 3, 1913). Here’s what you need to know.