Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a federal appeals court decision that requires the strictest constitutional test for a law that restricts assault weapons ownership.
On February 9, 1773, future U.S. president William Henry Harrison was born in Virginia. The enigmatic Harrison is best known for his premature death in office. But the ninth president won his race in 1840 using tactics familiar to most of us today.
The editors of the new book “Liberty’s Nemesis” look at the growth of power in government agencies ranging from health care to climate change, financial markets to immigration
They’ll be a lot of talk in the new few days about the New Hampshire primary’s importance. But in recent campaigns, Granite State winners haven’t fared that well in November.
One of the little-understood provisions of the 12th Amendment allows the U.S. Senate to name a Vice President under very limited circumstances. It happened once, on this day in 1837.