In May 2014, National Constitution Center constitutional literacy adviser Lyle Denniston looked at the Supreme Court’s history with rulings about how states conduct executions of prisoners. In light of Wednesday’s botched execution in Arizona, we are re-publishing Lyle’s Constitution Check analysis.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how the U.S. Sentencing Commission is helping in two ways to serve the goal of the Eighth Amendment by barring “cruel and unusual punishment.”
The mass media downplayed last week’s Obama administration ruling that five U.S. territories don’t have to implement most of the Affordable Care Act. But two court rulings this week about Obamacare could focus more attention on the Department of Health and Human Services’ decision.
The latest polling data on Congress, the least popular branch of government, shows that voters remain unhappy with lawmakers on a historic level, but may be less likely to vote this November.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, discussed two new federal court rulings on the Affordable Care Act with the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC.
Two federal courts issued conflicting rulings today on a key section of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, that provides tax subsidies in 34 states, possibly sending the cases to the Supreme Court at some point.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how a recent court ruling based on Article I of the Constitution has created a huge problem for the war crimes system at Guantanamo.
National Constitution Center senior fellow Christopher Phillips looks at the theoretical debate that the Declaration of Independence should be considered, when relevant, on par with the Constitution in legal cases.
In the last of the three-part series, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at how the 2000 Troxel case was a missed opportunity to give parental rights a constitutional upgrade.
Back on remand from the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this week upheld the use of affirmative action in admissions by the University of Texas at Austin.