Feb 28

Discrimination, Inc.



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David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center argues in this commentary that the recent controversy over Arizona’s proposed Religious Freedom law changes are linked to challenges to the Affordable Care Act.



Feb 27

Constitution Check: Do journalists have a right to keep their sources secret?



Posted 1 month, 22 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at a rising chance that the Supreme Court might be persuaded to redefine privileges sought by reporters seeking to protect their sources.



Feb 27

How a C-grade college term paper led to a constitutional amendment



Posted 1 month, 22 days ago.

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The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.



Feb 27

27th Amendment: Congressional Pay Limitation



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More than 200 years after it was proposed as part of the original Bill of Rights, this amendment prohibited members of Congress from receiving an increase in salary until after the next election had been held.



Feb 26

Arizona’s religious freedom debate and the Sherbert test



Posted 1 month, 23 days ago.

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Arizona’s outgoing governor, Jan Brewer, faces a national spotlight as she ponders signing a bill that would either protect religious freedom, or allows discrimination against gays, depending on your viewpoint. However, the debate over SB 1062 touches on some broader constitutional issues.



Feb 26

The Supreme Court rules on a home search dilemma



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Among three Supreme Court rulings handed down on Tuesday was a decision about what happens when two people can’t agree on allowing police to search a home, and one of them later consents without the other present.



Feb 26

Did George Washington tell a lie about state control over Article V amendments?



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In this commentary, Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute looks at the current debate over who would actually control an Article V convention to amend the Constitution, and why the Founders wanted states to control the process.



Feb 26

26th Amendment: Reduction of the Voting Age



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During the Vietnam War, this amendment lowered the voting age in federal and state elections to 18, the same age at which young men could be drafted for military service.



Feb 25

Podcast: The Supreme Court and the Right to Bear Arms



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Does the Supreme Court need to offer better guidance about the right to carry a handgun outside your home for self-defense reasons? Lawrence E. Rosenthal from Chapman University and Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute join our Jeffrey Rosen to discuss this Second Amendment issue.



Feb 25

Constitution Check: Must government lawyers defend laws they deem to be invalid?



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Lyle Denniston looks at why some state attorneys general and the Attorney General of the United States have chosen not to defend some laws on the books, specifically in relation to same-sex marriages.