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The history of legal challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance

June 14, 2019 By Scott Bomboy

The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States' flag has been part of American life for generations, but not without some constitutional controversy.

How much do you know about the American flag?

June 14, 2019 By NCC Staff

In honor of Flag Day, here are 10 fascinating facts about the Stars and Stripes that may surprise you!

A new move to head off citizenship question on census

June 13, 2019 By Lyle Denniston

With time running out for the Supreme Court to rule on the Trump Administration’s plan to ask everyone in the nation about their citizenship during the 2020 census, the challengers boldly asked the Justices on Wednesday night to give them another chance to block that question.

On this day, Congress approved the 14th Amendment

June 13, 2019 By NCC Staff

On June 13, 1866, the House approved a Senate-proposed version of the 14th Amendment, sending it to the states for approval. Two years later, the ratified statement became a constitutional cornerstone.

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

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