Welcome back for Constitution Daily’s West Wing Wednesday, where we walk and talk about everyone’s favorite political drama and the top constitutional lessons, mistakes, and moments from the show. Today, we’ll look at the top timely political predictions, including a few where life imitates art.
Aspiring news anchor A.J. Clemente was fired after cursing on live television and became a national celebrity in a 72-hour time span. So what happens to the station that aired his indecent words?
Most Americans could pay more local and state sales taxes on items they buy online if pro-tax forces win a fight in Congress underway this week. But will the bill run afoul of the same constitutional problem that affected the health care decision last June?
A week after the Boston Marathon bombings, one suspect is in custody, another is dead, and a nation mourns the victims. Along the way, the intense publicity over the case has generated some debate about constitutional issues.
Lyle Denniston looks at the issues of Miranda warnings, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tsarnaev’s protections under the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, and the public safety exception.
The House is pushing forward in an effort to block a United Nations-related group from potentially allowing countries to censor the Internet, before an international showdown this fall.
The Democrats’ failure to secure gun control measures in the Senate is seen as a big victory for the GOP and gun rights groups. But in the long run, the ongoing battle over weapons regulations could play a part in the next presidential race.
Overshadowed by congressional action on guns and immigration is an Internet privacy bill that could affect most Americans, without them knowing it on a daily basis.
Lyle Denniston looks at the role of jurisdictional issues in the prolonged hunger strike by Guantanamo detainees.
A bipartisan proposal on expanded background checks for gun purchases was defeated in a Senate vote on Wednesday afternoon, after key members signaled earlier in the day they wouldn’t support the measure.