California upholds in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants

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California Supreme Court Upholds In-State Tuition for Some Illegal Immigrants
November 16, 2010

In a case being closely watched nationally, the California Supreme Court ruled this week that illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. Will the U.S. Supreme Court have the final word? [In the Constitution]

Pilots Among Those Dismayed at Scanners, Pat-downs
November 16, 2010

New airport security procedures involving full-body scans have struck a constitutional nerve. Passengers and pilots who object to being forced to choose between scans by full-body image detectors or rigorous pat-down inspections are complaining to the Transportation Safety Agency. Has the TSA struck the right balance between the privacy rights of passengers and security needs? [In the Constitution]

Kansas Could Join Lawsuit to Halt Health Care Reform Law
November 15, 2010

In Kansas, the newly elected governor and attorney general have announced their intention to join more than 20 other states challenging the constitutionality of the health care reform law. Does Congress have the authority under the Constitution to require people to buy health insurance? [In the Constitution]

Report: Little Effect to War From Lifting Gay Military Ban
November 11, 2010

A Pentagon study group has concluded the military can lift the ban on gays serving openly in uniform with only slight risk to current war efforts, according to a report in The Washington Post. The full report is scheduled to be submitted to Defense Secretary Robert Gates by December 1. What impact will the findings have when Congress considers legislation to repeal the military’s “don’t ad, don’t tell” policy which prevents gay men and women from serving openly? [In the Constitution]

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