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The Supreme Court will hear one of the most high-profile cases of its current term on Monday, as the Justices determine how states define if a person is mentally disabled to the point of becoming ineligible for the death penalty.
As part of our look at the basics of the Constitution, we are making available the basic text of the founding document, along with the official explanations written for the Senate by the Library of Congress. Part one of this series looks at the first four sections of Article I.
On March 3, 1820, Congress approved the Missouri compromise, a law that maintained a balance in the Senate between free and slave states. The pact only lasted 24 years, and its elimination was one of the contributing factors that led to the Civil War.
If some folks had their way, a three-person tribunal, and not the President, would provide leadership of the “United States of Earth,” in a nation where divorce is illegal.
As part of our coverage of the Religious Freedom Act debates, we asked the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro for his thoughts in the aftermath of Governor Brewer’s veto of SB 1062.