A unanimous Supreme Court said on Thursday that President Barack Obama couldn’t make recess appointments during a brief Senate break in 2012, but he also still had broad appointment powers under the Constitution.
Lyle Denniston looks at how Wednesday’s decisions in the Aereo and cellphone search cases show how the Supreme Court is balancing the Constitution in the Digital Age.
Political philosopher Danielle Allen will join Chris Phillips, Senior Education Fellow at the National Constitution Center, to take a fresh look at the Declaration of Independence—a document that changed the course of the modern world in 1,337 words—with an eye to its promise of equality.
On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters he was suing President Barack Obama over the President’s alleged abuse of executive power. But how much of Boehner’s action is symbolic, or a real threat?
A unanimous Supreme Court said on Wednesday that all Americans have Fourth Amendment rights to protect their cellphones from unwarranted search by the police.
The two lead attorneys who argued the Riley cellphone case before the Supreme Court joined the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the basic arguments in the case.
Two attorneys who argued the Riley cellphone case before the Supreme Court joined the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen on June 16 to discuss the basic arguments in the case.
In a sweeping opinion on Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that the fledgling TV service Aereo violated copyright laws, in a big victory for television networks. The Justices said the cloud computing business is unaffected by the decision.
Leading constitutional lawyer and scholar Laurence Tribe joins the National Constitution Center to discuss his former students, Barack Obama and John Roberts, the current Supreme Court and some big cases due in the next week.
More Supreme Court decisions are expected on Wednesday and Thursday, with an imminent ruling in the Hobby Lobby case grabbing the most attention because of its direct impact on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.