Gregory T. Nojeim from the Center for Democracy & Technology says a Special Advocate in FISA Court proceedings would be an important first step, but not a panacea, for addressing the need for more privacy protections for innocent citizens.
Lyle Denniston looks at Senator Patrick Leahy’s efforts to influence the constitutional conversation about the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, by seeking more accountability for its actions.
The White House is the best-known residence in the nation and a few of its famous residents are rumored to be long-term tenants.
Grave robbing seems creepy today, but it was big business in the 19th century, with intended victims including at least one president and a man linked to two presidents.
Three leading constitutional experts joined the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen this week to discuss one of the most unique topics in constitutional law: the 14th Amendment and the debt ceiling.
Lincoln Caplan says the latest showdown between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate over a key U.S. Court of Appeals nominee could wind up being a critical test of the filibuster’s power.
Justin Levitt from Loyola Law School says lawmakers should listen to recent comments from two prominent jurists if they want to safeguard votes without posing undue hurdles for eligible citizens.
In honor of President John Adams, whose birthday is on October 30, we are running a story from 2011 written by noted Adams biographer Joseph J. Ellis about the love story between Adams and his wife, Abigail.
Lyle Denniston looks at four potentially very significant new challenges under way to Obamacare, including one argument that is growing in popularity with the law’s critics.
Josh Blackman from the South Texas College of Law looks at how a current an affirmative action case in front of the Supreme Court could affect a pair of landmark cases about housing and school busing.