The state of Connecticut is proudly called the Constitution State and it celebrates a big anniversary today. But is the “constitution” celebrated by Connecticut really a constitution?
Michael B. Rappaport from the University of San Diego explains why he believes the President should have very narrow powers to appoint officials during a congressional recess. Note: Rappaport filed a Supreme Court brief in the Noel Canning case.
President Barack Obama will announce recommended changes to the National Security Agency’s surveillance policies this Friday, as a debate continues about a controversial phone-number collecting policy.
Elizabeth B. Wydra from the Constitutional Accountability Center argues, in this commentary, that the Noel Canning presidential appointments case has broad implications for presidential power and the functioning of our government.
Ilya Shapiro and Trevor Burrus from the CATO Institute argue in a commentary that the separation of powers demands that the president not be allowed to meddle in the Senate’s internal processes.
David J. Arkush from the University of Richmond School of Law believes a critical party doesn’t have a voice in today’s Supreme Court arguments about presidential appointments: the political leadership that controls the Senate.
The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will take on a potentially historic case about how Americans receive and watch television, after the Justices granted a request from both sides in the dispute for a day in court.
A former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “took the Fifth” at a state hearing on Thursday into alleged forced traffic jams used as a tactic during Christie’s re-election campaign. But what exactly does taking the Fifth mean in the Bridgegate case?
Alexander Fullman examines the facts in the high-profile case of National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which could expand or limit the President’s powers to make executive appointments without immediate Senate approval.
One major case will be heard next week by the Supreme Court and a second big case could be announced, as the Justices ponder a potential landmark case about television.