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10 huge Supreme Court cases about the 14th Amendment

July 9, 2017 By NCC Staff

On the 149th anniversary of the 14th Amendment, Constitution Daily looks at 10 historic Supreme Court cases about due process and equal protection under the law.

John Bingham: One of America’s forgotten “Second Founders”

July 9, 2017 By Tom Donnelly

Although forgotten by most Americans, John Bingham is one of the most important figures in American constitutional history. Indeed, Justice Hugo Black called him the “Madison . . . of the Fourteenth Amendment.” And so he was.

Loving, marriage, and (in)equality

June 16, 2017 By Serena Mayeri

In this commentary, Serena Mayeri of the University of Pennsylvania Law School explains what Loving v. Virginia did and did not do for marriage and racial equality in the United States.

The history behind Loving v. Virginia

June 15, 2017 By Matthew Pinsker

In this commentary, Matthew Pinsker of Dickinson College explores the laws, practices, and cases that led up to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on interracial marriage.

Podcast: Loving v. Virginia at 50

June 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

Steve Calabresi of Northwestern University and Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University discuss the landmark case and its constitutional legacy.

How the 14th Amendment protects ‘loving’ and diverse families

June 13, 2017 By Ken Tanabe

In this commentary, "Loving Day" founder Ken Tanabe reflects on the story and enduring power of the Supreme Court's ruling in Loving v. Virginia.

On this day, Congress approved the 14th Amendment

June 13, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 13, 1866, the House approved a Senate-proposed version of the 14th Amendment, sending it to the states for approval. Two years later, the ratified statement became a constitutional cornerstone.

On this day: Supreme Court rejects anti-interracial marriage laws

June 12, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court issued its Loving v. Virginia decision, which blocked states from passing laws that banned inter-racial marriages. Here is a brief recap of the this landmark civil rights case.

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.

On this day, all Indians made United States citizens

June 2, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act, which marked the end of a long debate and struggle, at a federal level, over full birthright citizenship for American Indians.

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