In the current intense debate over the fiscal cliff, even President Barack Obama and the Republicans agree that invoking the 14th Amendment as a debt-ceiling weapon is out of bounds. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be used as a nuclear tactic.
Lyle Denniston, who has covered the Supreme Court for 54 years, explains what’s at stake after the court’s historic decision on Friday to hear two cases about same-sex marriage.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases involving same-sex marriage next March and likely issue a ruling in June 2013, in one of the most widely anticipated cases in recent years.
A federal showdown with Washington state over its newly realized marijuana law has gone up in smoke, as people puffed pot in public this week with no repercussions.
The National Constitution Center announced today that Governor John Ellis “Jeb” Bush has been elected Chairman of the Center’s Board of Trustees.
Tea party leader Senator Jim DeMint joked about forcing John Boehner from the House, after DeMint shockingly quit the Senate on Thursday.
Lyle Denniston explains the constitutional issues about the desire of law enforcement officers to read your email—and a recent Senate committee decision that may make that act tougher to do.
Gene Policinski from the First Amendment center says the New York Post‘s front-page photo taken moments before a man who was killed by a train has prompted a tidal wave of criticism, but it shouldn’t be targeted at legislators.
The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, is teetering on the edge of the dreaded Washington fiscal cliff. And the big question is if the speaker can become a hero by brokering a deal, or wind up as collateral damage in an epic political fight.
The continuing talk about actress Ashley Judd’s potential U.S. Senate run in Kentucky is centered around her two possible opponents. But lost in the coverage is the trailblazing potential of her candidacy.