As permanent budget cuts known as the sequester loom past September, there’s growing concern that cutbacks in public defender funding will chill Sixth Amendment privileges that came from a famous Supreme Court decision.
John Boehner is moving forward with the September budget fight; President Obama talks politics and pets; Al Gore makes a claim about a new hurricane scale.
Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg is leading a drive to give almost everyone in the world access to the Internet. But such a lofty goal comes with questions abroad and in the United States that could impair the initiative.
In this commentary, Katelynn McBride from the Institute for Justice argues that, counter to what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stated on Monday, judges who enforce the Constitution’s prohibition on arbitrary discrimination are properly fulfilling their judicial role.
A new push by President Barack Obama may bring attention back an old debate about the lack of a national constitutional right to have an education.
Bradley Manning’s request for hormone therapy is likely to start another legal battle for the convicted WikiLeaks suspect, who now wants to be called Chelsea Manning; also, we look at the debate about a constitutional right to an education.
From October 11 to December 31, 2013, the National Constitution Center presents Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs, the most comprehensive exhibition of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled.
Lyle Denniston looks at the NRA’s efforts to get the Supreme Court to broaden the rights protected by the Second Amendment’s guarantee of a “right to keep and bear arms.”
With Bradley Manning receiving a 35-year prison sentence on Wednesday, observers of the WikiLeaks saga are wondering what’s next for Julian Assange, the site’s founder?
WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning gets his prison sentence today; President Obama is losing his appeal to young voters; a side of the jail sentencing story that could give prisoners longer, and not shorter, sentences.