Lyle Denniston looks at recent comments from Newt Gingrich about the need for a political fight in America and how they compare with James Madison’s vision of a useful debate.
Leading experts Eric Posner and Ilya Somin debate if President Barack Obama had a constitutional right to approve U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s recent release from captivity, without notifying Congress.
A ruling out of Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday struck down several state laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal procedures as unconstitutional. Across the political spectrum, experts agree: the fight is just beginning.
Does President Obama have the power to ignore a congressional mandate if he feels it is unconstitutional? The recent flap over U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the latest debate about executive power and its limits.
In a revealing conversation with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen, three judges made an emphatic case for the value and necessity of independent courts.
House majority leader Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat primary defeat on Tuesday night is historic for several reasons that go beyond sheer election politics.
In a California federal court this week, “the sports trial of the century” begins. The outcome will likely carry huge ramifications for college athletes and the future of the sports business.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University explains why President Obama is apparently relying on a signing statement to justify the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap – a tactic that candidate Obama opposed back in 2007.
Without a lot of fanfare, the Supreme Court this week resolved an important bankruptcy court question left in the wake of the historic Anna Nicole Smith estate case from 2011, while it left a second big question unresolved.
Lyle Denniston looks at the controversy over drawing new election districts when race is taken into account as an attempt to remedy past discrimination.