One word on a boy’s passport years ago has led to a big-time showdown involving all three branches of the federal government on Monday, as the Supreme Court referees a dispute over Israel between Congress and two Presidents.
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.
Lyle Denniston, the constitutional literacy adviser for the National Constitution Center, looks at a new development in the same-sex marriage lawsuits that could bar federal courts from deciding the issue
Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito spoke at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Monday about the enduring legacy of the Bill of Rights and how the Bill has affected other nations.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at a challenge that will attempt to persuade the Supreme Court to finally rule on the constitutionality of Senate filibusters.
The National Constitution Center’s president and CEO, Jeffrey Rosen, interviews Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about individual rights in a special appearance at The Aspen Institute.