Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, was at Monday’s two-hour Supreme Court arguments about voting districts and race, where the eight Justices sought to make progress on an elusive issue.
On the 151st anniversary of the constitutional amendment that officially ended slavery in the United States, scholars Jamal Greene and Jennifer Mason McAward explain the Thirteenth Amendment’s broad implications.
A few years ago, a group of Iowa Republicans claimed the legitimate 13th Amendment to the Constitution was “missing.” The debate is part of an historical detective story with some surprising twists that is still taking place.
On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified after the state of Georgia approved the amendment as it was proposed to the states by Congress. That act officially ended the practice of slavery in the United States.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has filed a last-ditch effort for a Pennsylvania recount in federal court, and her hopes are riding three constitutional arguments.