Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center says conservatives want the Roberts Court to turn a domestic dispute decision from an interesting-but-far-from-historic statutory case into a monumental constitutional one.
Lincoln Caplan looks at the conflict between the need for fair courts and the requirement for judges within states to run for elected office like politicians.
The nation’s highest court will be hearing seven cases this week, and two have received a lot of attention. Here’s a quick guide to the cases in front of the nine Supreme Court Justices in the next three days.
Christine Haight Farley from the American University Washington College of Law says in the Washington football team name dispute, trademark law might play a small, but important role, in the controversy.
Robert I. Field from Drexel University says the federal government can’t step aside from health care for a simple reason: It is the force that created and maintains the massive system.
Jeffrey Rosen speaks with philanthropist David M. Rubenstein about the relationship between the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, telling the story of how one landmark document led to the next in the context of the evolving story of America’s battle for freedom.
Does President Obama have a duty to raise the debt ceiling without Congress if there is danger of a default? Or would such an act be outside of the Constitution? Three leading constitutional experts debated that thorny issue in a special event at the National Constitution Center this week.
Gregory T. Nojeim from the Center for Democracy & Technology says a Special Advocate in FISA Court proceedings would be an important first step, but not a panacea, for addressing the need for more privacy protections for innocent citizens.
Lyle Denniston looks at Senator Patrick Leahy’s efforts to influence the constitutional conversation about the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, by seeking more accountability for its actions.
Three leading constitutional experts joined the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen this week to discuss one of the most unique topics in constitutional law: the 14th Amendment and the debt ceiling.