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Trump team wants ruling on constitutional issue in immigration case

January 17, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on the constitutionality of the President’s third version of an executive order strictly limiting entry to the U.S. by foreign nationals with Muslim-majority populations.

Ben Franklin’s best inventions and innovations

January 17, 2018 By NCC Staff

In his day, Benjamin Franklin was Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Mark Zuckerberg, and Henry Ford, all rolled into one. Here’s a look at his most enduring innovations and inventions on January 17, Ben's birthday.

Trump Administration to swiftly appeal DACA to Supreme Court

January 16, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration will ask the Supreme Court this week to uphold its power to end the “DACA” program that protects younger immigrants from deportation, and it will ask that the Justices not wait for a ruling by a federal appeals court, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

Can a lawyer admit guilt in a murder case over a client’s objections?

January 16, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

In Supreme Court arguments on Wednesday, the nine Justices will tackle a Sixth Amendment question about the proper role of attorneys in capital murder cases when a lawyer admits guilt over his client’s objections.

Happy birthday (kind of) to the 18th Amendment!

January 16, 2018 By NCC Staff

It was on this day in 1919 that the Constitution gained a new amendment. However, the 18th Amendment, which made Prohibition the law of the land, had a short shelf life, since it was repealed in the early 1930s.

How Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday became a holiday

January 15, 2018 By NCC Staff

The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.

Five interesting facts on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s birthday

January 15, 2018 By NCC Staff

Constitution Daily looks back at the inspirational story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and uncovers some interesting facts about the late civil rights leader’s life.

Constitution Hall Pass: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2018 By NCC Staff

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw himself as a servant of humanity and wanted his life to be remembered as a life of service to others. Watch this video about his life and Dr. King's use of nonviolence to demonstrate service to others.

How Dr. King cited the Constitution in his Mountaintop speech

January 15, 2018 By NCC Staff

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his last public speech, which referenced the Bible and the Constitution. His words still inspire millions today.

What we can learn about the Constitution from The Simpsons

January 14, 2018 By NCC Staff

The popular TV show “The Simpsons” debuted 28 years ago today as a regular series, and among its cultural contributions are more than a few references to the Constitution.

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