Betts v. Brady

The petitioner was indicted for robbery in the Circuit Court of Carroll County, Maryland. Due…

Fugitive Slave Act 1850

Section 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United…

Roe v. Wade

A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas…

Fireside Chat on the Recovery Program

Source: “Fireside Chat (Recovery Program),” July 24, 1933. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T.…

Remarks at Moscow State University

The President. Thank you, Rector Logunov, and I want to thank all of you very…

Address to the Nation on Iran Arms and Contra Aid

  My fellow Americans: I’ve spoken to you from this historic office on many occasions…

Address to Congress on Program for Economic Recovery

  Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, distinguished Members of the Congress, honored guests, and fellow citizens:…

Worcester v. Georgia

MARSHALL, C.J., Opinion of the Court Mr Chief Justice MARSHALL delivered the opinion of the…

“The Presidency; Making an Old Party Progressive”

Chapter X in An Autobiography On September 6, 1901, President McKinley was shot by an Anarchist…

Senate Debate on the Platt Amendment

Mr. President, I do not know whether we are proposing to require Cuba to adopt…

The Platt Amendment

Provided further, That in fulfillment of the declaration contained in the joint resolution approved April…

Ohio Constitution

Preamble. We, the people of the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom,…

Fireside Chat on the Plan for Reorganization of the Judiciary

Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat,” March 9, 1937. Online by Gerhard Peters and John…

The Constitution has Same Meaning it had When Written

It’s a pizzazzy topic: Constitutional Interpretation. It is however an important one. I was vividly…

Constitutional Interpretation

To the Text and Teaching Symposium, Georgetown University October 12, 1985, Washington, D.C. I am…

Ex Parte Milligan

Source: Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, December Term,…

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

Approved by the National Assembly of France The representatives of the French people, organized as…

Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: A Conversation with Peter Schramm

Between October 1989 and October 1991, Mr. Schramm made eight trips to three European countries—Hungary,…

United States v. Cruikshank

Source: United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1876). Available online from Legal Information Institute,…

Everson v. Board of Education of the Township of Ewing Et Al.

A New Jersey statute authorizes its local school districts to make rules and contracts for…

Adarand v. Pena Concurrence

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES No. 93-1841 ADARAND CONSTRUCTORS, INC., PETITIONER v. FEDERICO PENA,…

Buckley v. Valeo

II. REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS Unlike the limitations on contributions and expenditures imposed by 18…

United States v. Nixon

Mr. Chief Justice Burger delivered the opinion of the Court. This litigation presents for review…

Fullilove v. Klutznick

Federal law required that a percentage of local public works using federal funds must be…

Marbury v. Madison

At the December Term, 1801, William Marbury, Dennis Ramsay, Robert Townsend Hooe, and William Harper,…

McCulloch v. Maryland

Congress has power to incorporate a bank. The Act of the 10th of April, 1816,…