This week, two monuments to former Chief Justice Roger Taney were labeled by some press outlets as “Confederate statues.” Taney, while controversial, was never a member of that self-proclaimed republic.
On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.
The Trump Administration’s legal team indicated on Wednesday that it will take the heated controversy over immigration back to the Supreme Court if government power to exclude foreign nationals is not restored shortly by a federal appeals court.
On a June 17, 1972, police caught five men breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. So how did a “third-rate burglary” escalate into a near constitutional crisis?
Most people aren’t big fans of a national income tax, but it was on this day back in 1861 that the first one was levied by the new President, Abraham Lincoln.
On August 3, 1994, Stephen Breyer was sworn in as the 108th Justice to serve on the Supreme Court. His path to the nation’s highest court included stops at Harvard, the federal court system and a brief stint as a Watergate counsel.
Could President Donald Trump use his constitutional recess appointment powers to replace a Cabinet official? That seems to be the question of the day, but it may have already been answered by a 2014 Supreme Court decision.
It was 43 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes.
On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee.
The Supreme Court wrapped up decisions in its current term last week, but legal watchers are already talking about a potential landmark term starting in October.