President Barack Obama said in a late-night TV appearance that the United States doesn’t have “a domestic spying program” but it does track phone numbers and email addresses of terrorism suspects.
How can the FDA tell a private company what’s gluten free without violating the First Amendment? Amy E. Feldman looks at why commercial speech is limited.
It’s a big day for two constitutional milestones, and we have three looks at developing stories involving privacy, same-sex marriage, and national security.
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the civil rights movement. But 48 years later, the act’s supporters and detractors are engaged in a heated debate after a Supreme Court decision gutted the law.
Lyle Denniston looks at a growing debate about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ power to select judges who sit on a top-secret court – a power assigned to him by Congress.
A new movie called “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” is already generating a lot of buzz about its portrayal of the Civil Rights movement, and a key scene features the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Doug Kendall and Mei-Wah Lee from the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s role as the originalist foil to Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
As the U.S. Senate continues to debate a national law to protect journalists from protecting their sources, two Senators believe unpaid bloggers and websites like WikiLeaks shouldn’t get extended First Amendment protections.
With the Senate and House getting ready for an August recess, with little progress on important legislation, some critics say politicians should stay in D.C. And that begs a bigger question: How much vacation do politicians get anyway?
Four significant events on Wednesday have pushed the public debate about government surveillance and Internet privacy to new levels—and have led to new questions about the NSA and its spying activities.