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On this day, Supreme Court orders Little Rock desegregation

On September 12, 1958, a unanimous Supreme Court declined a Little Rock School District request to delay desegregation mandated by…

Sep 12

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McDonald v. Chicago

A deep dive into McDonald v. Chicago, a 2010 Supreme Court case that ruled that the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms…

Sep 6

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Dred Scott v. Sandford

The 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford inflamed sectional tensions over slavery and propelled the United States toward…

Sep 6

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Baker v. Carr

A deep dive into Baker v. Carr, a Supreme Court case concerning equality in voting districts. Decided in 1962, the ruling…

Sep 6

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

A deep dive into Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, a Supreme Court case decided in 1954. It ended the doctrine of "separate…

Sep 6

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Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson was an 1896 Supreme Court case concerning whether "separate but equal" railway cars for black and white…

Sep 6

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Roe v. Wade

A deep dive into Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court case that extended the right of privacy to a woman's decision to have an…

Sep 6

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10 fascinating facts about the “I Have A Dream” speech

It was on this day in 1963 that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech as part of the March on…

Aug 28

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The 14th Amendment with Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Tomiko Brown Nagin, Professor at Harvard Law School, examines the continuing relevance of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Aug 16

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14th Amendment with Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, explores three major clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment and…

Aug 16

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14th Amendment with Eric Foner

Eric Foner, Professor of History at Columbia University, discusses the creation and contents of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Aug 16

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A high-profile legal victory on transgender rights

The nation’s best-known transgender student, Gavin Grimm, has won his discrimination case against his old high school – for…

Aug 12

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Hugo Black, unabashed partisan for the Constitution

On August 12, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated then-Senator Hugo Black of Alabama to the Supreme Court.

Aug 12

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10 Supreme Court cases about the 14th Amendment

On the anniversary of the 14th Amendment's ratification, Constitution Daily looks at 10 historic Supreme Court cases about due…

Jul 9

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When the Supreme Court first ruled on affirmative action

On June 26, 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, laying the groundwork for…

Jun 26

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The history of legal challenges to the Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States' flag has been part of American life for generations, but not without some…

Jun 14

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On this day, Congress approved the 14th Amendment

On June 13, 1866, the House approved a Senate-proposed version of the 14th Amendment, sending it to the states for approval. Two…

Jun 13

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On this day: Supreme Court rejects anti-interracial marriage laws

On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court issued its Loving v. Virginia decision, which struck down laws that banned inter-racial…

Jun 12

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Recalling the Supreme Court's historic statement on contraception and privacy

It was on this day in 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case about contraception use by married couples that laid…

Jun 7

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On this day, all Indians made United States citizens

On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act, which marked the end of a long debate and…

Jun 2

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