Prayer in Schools

Prayer in Schools

The First Amendment, through the Fourteenth Amendment, prohibits states from enacting laws “respecting the establishment of religion.”  The state of New York required that each day students in public schools say the pledge of allegiance and say a prayer....
Presidential Election and the 12th Amendment

Presidential Election and the 12th Amendment

The Twelfth Amendment is one of the Constitutional amendments that will have a direct impact on the Presidential election of 2016. Article II § 1 enumerates the process for electing the President and Vice President every four years.  Simply put, the candidate with the...
Flag Day, June 14

Flag Day, June 14

June 14 marks the date in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress adopted by resolution a flag of the United States.  The Continental Navy first flew an ensign to signify the nationality of its fledgling fleet.  The resolution called for 13 stripes, alternating red...

50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona

June 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal opinion in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966).  In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court answered the question of whether statements made by a suspect during custodial...

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