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The Alaska purchase: Folly or good fortune?

March 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1867, United States Secretary of State William Seward signed a deal acquiring Alaska, an agreement that was ridiculed by some as “Seward’s Folly” and opposed in the House.

Court curbs state laws on consumer price displays

March 29, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court warned state governments on Wednesday that they may violate the rights of stores and others selling consumer goods or services by imposing tight restrictions on how they inform buyers about the prices being charged. 

Gorsuch confirmation set for next Friday, filibuster drama likely

March 29, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest statement that Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination will be confirmed on Friday, April 7, has set the battle lines for next week’s confirmation fight.

A controversial President who established presidential succession

March 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the 227th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.

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