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.
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.
On September 23, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made his famous Fala speech, which became a defining moment in his fourth presidential campaign. So who was the Scottish Terrier that helped FDR win his closest race?
Unable to attract a single judge’s sympathy in a federal appeals court, the Obama administration now faces a choice of trying once more to persuade the Supreme Court to salvage Amtrak’s role in managing how the nation’s trains use the tracks.
One of the more interesting cases upcoming at the Supreme Court involves the legacy of the controversial Blaine amendments, which many states use to restrict public financial aid to religious-affiliated institutions.