Two federal courts issued conflicting rulings today on a key section of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, that provides tax subsidies in 34 states, possibly sending the cases to the Supreme Court at some point.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how a recent court ruling based on Article I of the Constitution has created a huge problem for the war crimes system at Guantanamo.
National Constitution Center senior fellow Christopher Phillips looks at the theoretical debate that the Declaration of Independence should be considered, when relevant, on par with the Constitution in legal cases.
The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.
On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee.