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The Supreme Court is likely to hear a case that could help decide whether the president’s power in this area is tempered or defeated by the Constitution.

The Supreme Court is likely to hear a case that could help decide whether the president’s power in this area is tempered or defeated by the Constitution.

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president. Half-length portrait, seated, facing front] (LOC)    Butler, Preston, photographer.    [Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president. Half-length portrait, seated, facing front]    [Springfield, Ill., 1860 Aug. 13]    1 photograph : ambrotype ; plate 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president. Half-length portrait, seated, facing front] (LOC) Butler, Preston, photographer. [Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president. Half-length portrait, seated, facing front] [Springfield, Ill., 1860 Aug. 13] 1 photograph : ambrotype ; plate 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.

Ruth Ellington Boatwright -- 16 years younger than her brother Duke Ellington, Ruth, planned to teach biology, graduating in 1939 from Columbia. She spent time in Europe studying languages and writing a thesis comparing the teaching of biology in NYC and Paris. (She stayed in Paris with Josephine Baker, a close friend of her brother.) But her plans took a turn in 1941, when Duke asked her to be president of his company, Tempo Music, and she managed her brother's business for over fifty…

Ruth Ellington Boatwright -- 16 years younger than her brother Duke Ellington, Ruth, planned to teach biology, graduating in 1939 from Columbia. She spent time in Europe studying languages and writing a thesis comparing the teaching of biology in NYC and Paris. (She stayed in Paris with Josephine Baker, a close friend of her brother.) But her plans took a turn in 1941, when Duke asked her to be president of his company, Tempo Music, and she managed her brother's business for over fifty…

Another member of American Indian and United States history is gone.    On June 23, the Navajo Nation and Indian country received the news that Frank Chee Willeto, 87, former Navajo Nation vice president and Navajo Code Talker walked on at his home in Pueblo Pintado, New Mexico.    He also sat on many boards and was a Navajo Nation Supreme Court Justice. Willeto received the Congressional Silver Medal in 2001 for his service as a Navajo Code Talker.      by Rezboyz Photography, via Flickr

Another member of American Indian and United States history is gone. On June 23, the Navajo Nation and Indian country received the news that Frank Chee Willeto, 87, former Navajo Nation vice president and Navajo Code Talker walked on at his home in Pueblo Pintado, New Mexico. He also sat on many boards and was a Navajo Nation Supreme Court Justice. Willeto received the Congressional Silver Medal in 2001 for his service as a Navajo Code Talker. by Rezboyz Photography, via Flickr

Sixth Grade African American children, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1917. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Sixth Grade African American children, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1917. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

Gifted soprano singer Leontyne Price looking elegantly lovely in this wonderful colour portrait.

Gifted soprano singer Leontyne Price looking elegantly lovely in this wonderful colour portrait.

Captain William T. Shorey - only black captain operating on the west coast in the late 1880s and 1890s. African American Family | by Black History Album, via Flickr

Captain William T. Shorey - only black captain operating on the west coast in the late 1880s and 1890s. African American Family | by Black History Album, via Flickr

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