In this Dec. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
June 13, 2019 - 9:30 am
By Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel. The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the...
Read More
Bill Cosby
Matt Slocum/AP, file
February 19, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing in a case involving a woman who says Bill Cosby raped her. Thomas took aim at New York Times v. Sullivan and...
Read More
In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington.
AP Photo/J. David Ake, File
December 06, 2018 - 1:27 pm
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Thursday to preserve a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. Several justices expressed concern about upsetting the long-standing rule that provides...
Read More
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 17, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is in town for a Constitution Day event, said she believes too many colleges are standing in the way of free speech. DeVos greeted by polite applause. She's expected to speak about the importance of the First Amendment on...
Read More
Judge Marjorie Rendell with students at E. M. Stanton Elementary School
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
September 17, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, when education about the supreme law of the United States takes center stage. A former Pennsylvania first lady is working with young Philadelphians to help them better understand their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Judge...
Read More
Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks as President Donald Trump listens, in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA
Cherri Gregg
July 10, 2018 - 12:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump's pick for the nation's highest court, Brett Kavanaugh, is already getting strong reaction from political leaders. But who is he? Why did he beat out the rest of the presumed contenders? And what's next? Trump's requirements for the high court...
Read More
Same-sex marriage cake topper, two grooms
Hadas Kuznits
June 29, 2018 - 1:38 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — As Justice Anthony Kennedy prepares to retire this summer, a Montgomery County reverend shares her take on how the couples she marries view his Supreme Court opinion on same-sex marriage. Rev. Pamela Brehm was the first officiant in her county to legally...
Read More
Donald Trump
Getty Images via CNN
June 06, 2018 - 11:24 am
By Hadas Gold (CNN Money) -- President Donald Trump has unblocked the seven plaintiffs who sued him and members of his administration for blocking them on Twitter, but the president plans to appeal last month's ruling by a federal judge who said that Trump is in violation of the Constitution when...
Read More
From left: Jeffrey Rosen, Eric Holder and Sherrilyn Ifill
Cherri Gregg
Cherri Gregg
April 23, 2018 - 10:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Attorney General Eric Holder discussed everything from political gerrymandering to criminal justice reform, as well as his take on the recent arrest of two Black men at a Starbucks in Center City, during his keynote address at the National Constitution Center...
Read More