Aug 3

Is the debt deal constitutional?



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Congress can try to put the political onus of lifting the debt ceiling on the president, but it may not hand over its legislative authority.



Aug 2

Should Anders Breivik receive a public trial?



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Breivik is the flip side of Osama bin Laden, who had he been captured and not killed might have used the stage provided by a trial to spew venom on America.



Aug 1

WHEN THE COURTROOM BECOMES A SOAPBOX: ANDERS BREIVIK AND THE RIGHT TO A PUBLIC TRIAL



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When Anders Breivik was arraigned in an Oslo court last week for his brazen acts of terrorism, it was in a hearing closed to the public and closed to the news media. The decision to do that was based on concern over whether Breivik would use the proceeding to send covert signals to accomplices ready… [Continue Reading]



Aug 1

Yes, they actually said that: top 10 quotes from the debt debate



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President Obama described the showdown as a “partisan three ring circus.”



Aug 1

First constitutional challenge to health care law reaches Supreme Court: Will the justices take the case?



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The first appeal focuses on the insurance mandate.



Jul 29

…and if Obama ignored the Congress and simply raised the debt ceiling on his own?



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PJP Faculty Member Jeffrey Rosen speculates how the Supreme Court might decide Last week, President Obama decided not to pursue the option of raising the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. That idea (see earlier post below) had been raised by proponents of a strict reading of the Fourteenth Amendment, which says, in part, that “the… [Continue Reading]



Jul 29

The personal revolution of George Washington



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Author Jane Hampton Cook will speak at the National Constitution Center on Saturday.



Jul 29

Reflecting on the tragedy in Norway



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On this particular Saturday, the exhibiton about domestic terrorism was more compelling than usual.



Jul 28

Constitution Check: Is full-body scanning at the airport constitutional?



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From the time the government began using full-body imaging four years ago, there have been strong protests that the technology invades personal privacy.



Jul 27

Tell Washington what you think about the debt showdown



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Make your voice heard about the debt talks in Washington.