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On this day, Supreme Court orders Little Rock desegregation

September 12, 2018 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.

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.

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

July 9, 2018 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.

Podcast: Supreme Court decisions, deciders and what’s next

June 28, 2018 By NCC Staff

Jeffrey Rosen, host of “We the People,” moderates a panel discussion at the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival about the Supreme Court’s momentous recent term.

A royal and constitutional citizenship question

May 17, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

On Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will exchange wedding vows at Windsor Castle. So what happens to the American citizenship status of newest member of Britain’s royal family?

Constitutional milestone on transgender rights

April 16, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

For the first time in any court, a federal judge in Seattle has ruled that transgender people are entitled to the fullest protection of the Constitution against discrimination.

Can a President invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling?

August 22, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

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.

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.

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