The decisions of two states to legalize marijuana have sparked a big debate over the rights of states versus the federal government. But could homegrown pot face an easier legal battle?
Don Applestein goes back to 1800, figuratively, when a demographic problem killed off the party of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.
Is the Constitution really made out of hemp paper? Did Washington and Jefferson have acres of marijuana plants? One of these two statements is likely true.
Amy Feldman looks at the bigger picture about the controversy over new marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado, and how the Founding Fathers would feel about them.
The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box, instead of the ballot box, if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat.
Lyle Denniston looks at the prospects for a constitutional right to gay marriage after Tuesday’s milestone referendum votes.
Lost in Tuesday’s election night chaos was a decision in Puerto Rico to seek statehood in a nonbinding referendum. But the odds seem stacked against that happening.
In national elections, there are always a few surprises in the presidential and state votes. Here’s a look at five largely unexpected developments from Tuesday.
The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is over, after a record amount of campaign spending and a seemingly record amount of speculation. In the long term, what does it all mean for the Constitution?
In the end, Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney without having to win the biggest swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Virginia, three states where both campaigns spent huge amounts of money.