Measures to introduce banking at United States Postal Service offices are the latest moves to combat annual budget concerns about the cash-strapped agency. But such moves would certainly face scrutiny by Congress.
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.
Leading experts Michael Cannon and Nicholas Bagley join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the two latest Obamacare cases, which could be accepted by the Supreme Court in another test of the health-care law.
In May 2014, National Constitution Center constitutional literacy adviser Lyle Denniston looked at the Supreme Court’s history with rulings about how states conduct executions of prisoners. In light of Wednesday’s botched execution in Arizona, we are re-publishing Lyle’s Constitution Check analysis.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how the U.S. Sentencing Commission is helping in two ways to serve the goal of the Eighth Amendment by barring “cruel and unusual punishment.”