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In 1930, near the town of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, 3,000 men worked in ten-hour shifts drilling through sandstone to construct the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel. Within five years, more than 750 of those men would die of a deadly and preventable disease.
Near the end of World War I, Eugene Debs delivered an anti-war speech in Ohio. Two weeks later, he was arrested and imprisoned for his words. In 1920, he ran for president from his prison cell, ultimately waging the most successful campaign by a socialist candidate in American history.
December 15 marks Bill of Rights Day, commemorating the 1791 ratification of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights. However, crafting a Bill of Rights was highly controversial at the time.
The disputed Hayes-Tilden 1877 presidential election almost tore the country apart. Instead, it reshaped its postbellum philosophy.
In this post, we’ll be diving into the history and principles of three theories of constitutional interpretation—originalism, legal realism, and living constitutionalism—and analyzing how these different theories have been put into practice in rulings of the Court.
Dred Scott v. Sandford, a Supreme Court decision made in 1857, is largely regarded as one of the most infamous decisions in the Supreme Court’s history. This case determined that people of Black African descent were not entitled to U.S. citizenship.
For this blog, we use “cult” to refer to groups with a leader who exerted an excessive and dangerous amount of control over their followers. Let’s dive into where each of these four cults came from and how they came to their tragic end.
On May 5, 1925, Tennessee high school teacher John Scopes was charged with the crime of teaching his students about the science of human evolution. The Scopes Monkey Trial, as it came to be known, was a national spectacle, and continues to influence First Amendment interpretation today.
The wildfires that ravaged the Hawai‘ian island of Maui and completely destroyed the city of Lahaina last month have rekindled conversations about the controversial history of how Hawai‘i came to be an American state in the first place.