On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in the controversial, landmark case of Kelo v. City of New London.
The Supreme Court is heading toward the home stretch of an eventful and unusual term. Here is a quick update of the major cases heard in Court since October, with a few other cases left undecided.
Cybersecurity expert Paul Rosenzweig and Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas explore the constitutional debate over leaks and their publication.
The Department of Justice was created on this day in 1870. Here’s a quick look at what’s commonly called the biggest law firm in the world.
John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations.
On June 21, 1989, a deeply divided United States Supreme Court upheld the rights of protesters to burn the American flag in a landmark First Amendment decision.
On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the Constitution.
Josh Chafetz, author of Congress’s Constitution, Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and David Mayhew, author of The Imprint of Congress, discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back.
On June 19, 1964, the Senate ended a long debate, overcoming a record-setting filibuster to join the House in approving the Civil Rights Act. The landmark law was a turning point in American history, as it addressed discrimination and segregation on a national level.
On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a resolution, approved in Congress, declaring war against Great Britain. Over the next two and half years, both sides engaged in bitter contests, and the war ended with much unchanged between the two nations.