It was on this day in 1807 that former Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason charges. The trial was truly a “Trial of the Century” in its time and one of the first big tests of the Constitution’s Treason clause.
Accusations of treason are a serious matter in the public arena, but history shows few examples of charges followed by convictions in legitimate treason cases.
Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina and Kevin Walsh of the University of Richmond explore the influential career of the nation's longest-serving chief justice.
Dahlia Lithwick of Slate and Jonathan Adler of Case Western Reserve University explain how new appointments to the Court could change constitutional law.
Daniel Farber of the University of California, Berkeley, and Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would appoint judges and shape constitutional law.
The Spokeo case has lurked under the media radar as one of the biggest decisions of the Supreme Court’s current term. So why do we care about an Internet people search engine that put out incorrect data about a Virginia man?
Lyle Denniston looks at the debate over the next Supreme Court nominee and how the upcoming November presidential and congressional elections may have different impacts on that process.
In private conference today, an eight-Justice Supreme Court may decide the fate of a battle between three states over the legalized production and sale of marijuana in Colorado.
The 22nd Amendment sets a two-term limit on the office of the President. Should members of the other two branches follow the same rule?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says the Supreme Court has already agreed to review three cases involving significant questions of standing to sue, and more are on the way.