In two excerpts from her book “Dragnet Nation,” Julia Angwin looks at how three whistleblowers suffered for talking about problems related to the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. Angwin will be at the National Constitution Center on Monday at 12 p.m. at a free event.
Is same-sex marriage heading back to the Supreme Court in the near future? Two leading experts on different sides of the issue explain why this seems likely, what recent court decisions are accelerating the process, and what the Court might re-evaluate from its DOMA decision.
It’s been a big week in the area of hirsute jurisprudence, better known as lawsuits about facial hair and haircuts, as two cases made national headlines.
Watch a live video debate about the President’s power to kill Americans abroad, featuring Alan Dershowitz, Noah Feldman, Michael W. Lewis, and Hina Shamsi. You can watch the video replay here.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Budapest Memorandum, a 1994 deal between the U.S., Britain and Russia about Ukraine, which wasn’t ratified by the U.S. Senate but may become a factor in the crisis there.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University says President Obama still has a chance to deliver on his promise to restore the rule of law. But he needs to make clear what legal justifications are relied on for unilateral actions ranging from the minimum wage hike to targeted killing.
Recent events in several states, including Kentucky, Texas and Utah, seem to indicate another same-sex marriage decision is heading toward the Supreme Court.
As the Supreme Court continues a busy week, Court watchers are wondering if a significant case from last fall could be announced in the next few weeks.
Lyle Denniston looks at an interesting question: Do public schools have a First Amendment right to allow “unhealthy” food ads on school grounds?
The White House has seen a lot of big parties, but nothing compares to March 4, 1829, when Andrew Jackson’s open house sparked a mob scene that almost destroyed the president’s house. Or so we think.