On November 3, 1884, the United States Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions, when it said that American Indians who paid taxes didn’t have the right to vote in elections.
On this day in 1978, President Jimmy Carter officially restored the full citizenship rights of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, signing an act from Congress that ended a century-long dispute.
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.
Back in 2013, an obscure constitutional debate about presidential powers and the debt ceiling received considerable attention. But as a new debt deadline nears in a deadlocked Washington, the 14th Amendment could come back in play in late September.
On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Calabresi of Northwestern University and Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University discuss the landmark case and its constitutional legacy.