John Jay was the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1789 until 1795. He retired from the court in order to become the governor of [...]
President Obama ticked off some accomplishments of the Islamic world during his speech in Cairo on June 4. Namely, he said: Obama: It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed [...]
We’ve updated our Ask FactCheck item on Sonia Sotomayor and gun rights yet again. This time it’s to reflect the fact that the National Rifle Association has filed a cert [...]
We continue to receive queries about claims and theories advanced by "birthers," who wish to believe that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the USA or that he [...]
The Supreme Court’s caseload has sharply increased in recent decades. Whereas in 1945, there were only 1,460 cases on the docket, today that number is more than 10,000 per term. [...]
Q: Did the Obama administration shut down a Georgia ammunition supplier? Is it trying to create an ammo shortage?
A: Georgia Arms still is doing a booming business in reloaded military cartridges. The Pentagon quickly reversed a move to stop selling spent casings.
President Barack Obama claimed that the U.S. is "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world" in terms of population. That strains the facts mightily. The U.S. Muslim population [...]
The term of the Supreme Court begins on the first Monday of October and lasts until the preceding day the next year. Source: Supreme Court
One thing for certain in the race for Virginia’s governorship is that Bob McDonnell is the GOP nominee. As for the Democrats, three candidates are still vying for the nomination. That means plenty of battles on the airwaves. And a few of the Democrats’ ads don’t pass the fact-checking test …
We’ve just updated our recent Ask FactCheck item on Sonia Sotomayor and the Second Amendment to reflect the latest news: A ruling by three judges on the 7th U.S. Circuit [...]