On March 28, 1834, the U.S. Senate censured President Andrew Jackson in a tug-of-war that had questionable constitutional roots but important political overtones.
Could British troops evict colonists from their homes, eat their food and use their facilities? That’s not exactly true, even though generations of students have heard that story in relation to the Third Amendment.
It was 13 years ago today that Sandra Day O’Connor announced her retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court.
On June 25, 2013, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Shelby v. Holder, the landmark case that called into question the constitutionality of Section Five of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University examines protests over the Ferguson situation and the use of the word “riot,” which has a long and complicated history in United States history.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at long, complicated relationship between local and state control over Philadelphia schools, which is heading to the legal system in a contract fight.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University in Union, New Jersey looks at how the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision led to an end to racial inequity in public schools in the north.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at a landmark 1948 Supreme Court decision that started the end of legally prescribed residential segregation in the United States.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks at the practical consequences of the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights decision earlier this year, about a month after the first elections were held since the Shelby County decision was announced.
Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks the importance of the 13th amendment as launching perhaps the greatest legal, economic and social revolution the United States has ever seen