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On this day, Rosa Parks wouldn’t give up her bus seat

December 1, 2021 by NCC Staff

Today marks the anniversary of Rosa Parks’ decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, putting the effort to end segregation on a fast track.

Channeling Justice Ginsburg in the Mississippi Abortion Fight

November 22, 2021 by Marcia Coyle

More than 130 friend-of-the-court briefs have been filed by anti-abortion and abortion rights groups in the Mississippi abortion case being argued in the Supreme Court on December 1. But only one could have been written by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Battle for the Constitution: Week of November 1st, 2021 Roundup

November 5, 2021 by NCC Staff

Here is a round-up of the latest from the Battle for the Constitution: a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic.

On This Day: Supreme Court says tax-paying Indians can’t vote

November 3, 2021 by Scott Bomboy

On November 3, 1884, the United States Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions, stating that American Indians who paid taxes didn’t have the right to vote in elections.

Who can sue and be sued in a battle over a Texas abortion law?

October 29, 2021 by Marcia Coyle

The United States government is a powerful party when it goes into federal court. Just how powerful will be tested when the Supreme Court hears arguments in the shadow of one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country.

Battle for the Constitution: Week of September 27th, 2021 Roundup

October 1, 2021 by NCC Staff

Here is a round-up of the latest from the Battle for the Constitution: a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic.

On this day, Supreme Court orders Little Rock desegregation

September 12, 2021 by Scott Bomboy

On September 12, 1958, a unanimous Supreme Court declined a Little Rock School District request to delay desegregation mandated by the Court’s Brown v. Board ruling by more than two years.

Battle for the Constitution: Week of September 10th, 2021 Roundup

September 10, 2021 by

Here is a round-up of the latest from the Battle for the Constitution: a special project on the constitutional debates in American life, in partnership with The Atlantic.

God and the Justices, in Court Once Again

August 30, 2021 by Marcia Coyle

The U.S. Supreme Court in the last few terms has been carving a legacy of religion-favored rulings in such areas as employment, school funding, health care, and more. It’s apparently not done yet.

10 fascinating facts about the “I Have A Dream” speech

August 28, 2021 by NCC Staff

It was on this day in 1963 that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the March on Washington. So how much do you know about the speech and the events that led up to it?

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