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Constitution Check: Is full-body scanning at the airport constitutional?

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago.

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From the time the government began using full-body imaging four years ago, there have been strong protests that the technology invades personal privacy.

Tags: Electronic Privacy Information Center Transportation Transportation Security Administration

Constitution Check: Does Congress have the authority to pass “Caylee’s Law”?

Posted 2 years, 8 months ago.

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In the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the Casey Anthony murder trial, a rapidly spreading movement is seeking federal and state laws to protect children like Casey’s daughter, Caylee.

Tags: Casey Anthony Caylee's Law

Constitution Check: Must the next federal budget be balanced?

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.

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It’s a safe bet that when the new fiscal year for the federal government begins on October 1, the Constitution will not require a balanced budget.

Tags: James V. Saturno

Constitution Check: Can Roger Clemens be put on trial again for perjury?

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.

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Protection against double jeopardy begins the moment that a jury is chosen and sworn in. The key question for Roger Clemens is when it stops.

Tags: Reggie B. Walton Roger Clemens

Constitution Check: Are there no limits on the power of Congress?

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.

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Controversy over the limits of government power was renewed in a recent cover story about the Constitution in TIME magazine.

Tags: Richard Stengel