Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at arguments that a lawsuit from Republicans against President Obama is a political tactic or about a broader constitutional issue.
In the wake of a historic ruling against California’s teacher tenure laws, an education advocacy group founded by former CNN news anchor Campbell Brown is challenging similar rules in New York State.
A split federal appeals court has ruled against the state of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages, in another milestone ruling that could drive the issue to the Supreme Court.
On this day in 1914, World War I started with Austria-Hungary’s war declaration on Serbia. But in the United States, most Americans were concerned about a conflict they had no intentions of entering.
The debate over the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment dates back to the Founding Fathers, and recent court decisions have confirmed the practice as constitutional, but with limitations.
Measures to introduce banking at United States Postal Service offices are the latest moves to combat annual budget concerns about the cash-strapped agency. But such moves would certainly face scrutiny by Congress.
Leading experts Michael Cannon and Nicholas Bagley join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the two latest Obamacare cases, which could be accepted by the Supreme Court in another test of the health-care law.
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.