On June 29, 2006, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration’s use of military commissions to try suspected terrorists was illegal.
Thanks to an unintended outcome from a 1961 constitutional change, it is possible for the 2016 presidential election to end in a tie vote, and there are at least three scenarios where that is a possibility.
As part of a continuing series this summer, Constitution Daily looks at Vice Presidential selections that had an impact on the Constitution. Today, the Vice President who famously argued for state nullification of federal laws: John C. Calhoun.
On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, sparking World War I. Five years later, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending it.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how the campaign to restrict abortion has been largely frustrated – for now – by Monday’s Supreme Court decision.