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Hugo Black, unabashed partisan for the Constitution

August 12, 2018 By Nicandro Iannacci

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.

10 facts about John Quincy Adams on his birthday

July 11, 2018 By Nicandro Iannacci

Though he served for only one term, the scion of John and Abigail Adams left an indelible mark on American history.

Marbury v. Madison: The Supreme Court claims its power

February 24, 2018 By Nicandro Iannacci

In an act of “judicial jujitsu,” the Supreme Court issued its decision in Marbury v. Madison on February 24, 1803, establishing the high court’s power of judicial review.

Katz v. United States: The Fourth Amendment adapts to new technology

December 18, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On December 18, 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in Katz v. United States, expanding the Fourth Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches and seizures” to cover electronic wiretaps.

In cross-border shooting case, Supremes ask lower court to try again

June 26, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On Monday, the Supreme Court erased the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in Hernández v. Mesa and asked the court to reconsider in light of its own recent decision.

Can President Trump block people on Twitter?

June 9, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

One legal group says that's a violation of the First Amendment.

Recalling the Supreme Court’s historic statement on contraception and privacy

June 7, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

It was on this day in 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid the groundwork for a constitutional “right to privacy” in the United States.

The debate over Confederate monuments and how to remember the Civil War

May 25, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

The removal of four public symbols of the Confederacy in New Orleans highlights the crucial difference between history and memory.

Is the American free speech consensus under attack?

May 3, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

A rapidly changing nation has given new voice and urgency to critiques of strong free speech protections.

Tinker v. Des Moines: Protecting student free speech

February 24, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On February 24, 1969, the Supreme Court ruled that students at school retain their First Amendment right to free speech.

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