Lyle Denniston explains why the new Supreme Court term could be as memorable as the last one, and why Chief Justice John Roberts will be at the center of all the attention.
The Supreme Court’s fall session begins without any direct First Amendment cases on the argument docket, signaling a possible respite from free-speech and religion cases for the near-to-middle future.
Despite a lot of publicity during parts of the current presidential campaign, the issue of same-sex marriage has been put on the back burner by the Obama and Romney campaigns.
The recent tragedy at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya has reignited the debate over American involvement in the region. But how would have our first President, George Washington, handled the situation?
Is the Constitution an enduring document or irrelevant in today’s world? The latest AP-National Constitution Center poll shows concerns some Americans have about constitutional issues.
Despite recent trends in public opinion polls, Mitt Romney is far from out of the presidential race, if several historic trends break his way.
The Supreme Court, getting set for opening its new term, decided this week that it will take a serious look for the first time in nearly five decades at the constitutional privacy – or not – of individual’s blood chemistry.
Next Wednesday, the state of Pennsylvania is scheduled to a man convicted of first degree murder. At its heart, the case is about the function of clemency in the American prison system and a debate that goes back to the Colonial era.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have agreed on one topic: It’s time for the NFL referee lockout to end. But it looks like the president, Congress and local politicians were powerless in the dispute.
September 26, 1960 is the day that changed part of the modern political landscape, when a vice president and a senator took part in the first televised presidential debate.