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Trump immigration ban faces triple challenge on Wednesday

March 15, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The revised Trump administration immigration ban executive order faces at least three immediate court challenges on Wednesday, just hours before it is scheduled to go into effect after midnight.

Supreme Court considers three key cases during Gorsuch hearing week

March 14, 2017 By NCC Staff

While Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is under the glare of Senate questioning next week, the eight Justices at the Court will be hearing three days of case arguments.

Supreme Court rules for disabled child and her dog in lawsuit case

February 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

A unanimous Supreme Court said on Wednesday that the parents of a girl born with cerebral palsy can sue for damages after public school officials barred her service dog from her classroom.

Why Presidents Day isn’t really a national holiday

February 20, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Millions of Americans will be honoring the legacy of America’s presidents on Monday—even though a national Presidents Day holiday is pure fiction. Officially, the holiday has another name.

A controversial executive order leads to internment camps

February 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

On this day in 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued his most-controversial executive order, an act that sent more than 100,000 people to government-controlled facilities because of their ethnicity.

Biden named chair of National Constitution Center Board of Trustees

February 15, 2017 By NCC Staff

The National Constitution Center has announced that Vice President Joe Biden has been elected Chair of the Center’s Board of Trustees, succeeding Governor Jeb Bush, whose term ended in January 2016.

Three stories of love in the White House

February 14, 2017 By NCC Staff

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and in a romantic tribute to couples everywhere, it’s time to turn back the pages to remember three unusual White House romances.

A look at the Justice Antonin Scalia’s most unusual word choices

February 13, 2017 By NCC Staff

Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his well-written Supreme Court opinions and his obscure word choices. Here’s a look at the some Scaliaisms, which may also come in handy if you’re stuck in a word-playing game.

10 ways Abraham Lincoln remains in our daily lives

February 12, 2017 By NCC Staff

Abraham Lincoln, the man, was a national figure for a little less than a decade in his lifetime. But Lincoln, the legend, is a daily part of most American’s lives as a figure represented in currency, pop culture and our geography.

10 fascinating facts on President Ronald Reagan's birthday

February 6, 2017 By NCC Staff

It’s the 106th birthday of Ronald Reagan, and since he was one of the most widely recognized world leaders, it’s not hard to find some interesting facts about the 40th president.

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