Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an effort by Senator Charles Grassley to create an inspector general to monitor the Supreme Court and other federal courts.
On May 28, 1861, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney directly challenged President Abraham Lincoln’s wartime suspension of the great writ of habeas corpus, in a national constitutional showdown.
On May 28, 1935, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an important part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s NRA plan, symbolized by an iconic Blue Eagle logo.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the looming June 1 deadline facing Congress about NSA spying programs, and the core constitutional issues in the debate.
There were no major decisions at the Supreme Court on Tuesday but a significant new case about voting representation was accepted for arguments this fall.