Lyle Denniston examines the argument, made by some, that reporters can be tried under the Espionage Act for seeking out the news about a classified program.
Do government employees like an Internal Revenue Service official have Fifth Amendment rights when testifying before Congress? That topic is being debated in the House, and may not be quickly answered.
As part of a landmark, 100-year agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The New York Public Library, the National Constitution Center will display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights starting in fall of 2014.
How much do you know about the basic facts about the Bill of Rights? Take our 10-question quiz and find out now!
Many of the rights and liberties Americans cherish—such as speech, religion, and the right to fair trial—are included in the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights. How much do you know about this founding document? Check out these handy FAQs to learn all about it.
President Barack Obama has agreed to shift control of fatal drone attacks from the CIA to the military. But will this step, and a high-profile speech, change the public debate about the constitutionality of the controversial program?
A current brawl in Washington features a fight over who can sell eggs in California and whether Congress is violating the intent the its 10th Amendment in a way that could scramble consumer prices.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving prayers at government meetings, and if the justices possibly have changed their opinions in recent years.
The Supreme Court will hear at least one of two potentially wide ranging cases involving the separation of church and state in its next term, which starts in October 2013.
Contributor Amy E. Feldman looks at a lawsuit that could force news organizations to perpetually updates stories about people charged with crimes.