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.
Award-winning historian Carol Berkin gives her take on the real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be, in a special live event at the National Constitution Center.
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.