A Washington Post reporter says a potential Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as a fundamental right could help nullify rulings in more than 30 states. Lyle Denniston explains the issue isn’t as simple as it seems.
Why do we care about the Commerce Clause in the Constitution? A simple explanation from Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr that appears in Newsweek explains how the clause could settle next month’s Supreme Court decision on health care.
As the June deadline nears for the Supreme Court’s decision on health care, two recent reports show how the decision could have a direct effect on President Barack Obama’s election.
Acting swiftly, the Supreme Court has scuttled the latest constitutional challenge to the “partisan gerrymander” – drawing new legislative election boundaries to try to shape the fortunes of the two major parties at the polls.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day as a day to thank the members of the United States military and their families for their service to our nation. The decision to celebrate our Armed Forces on one day instead of four separate occasions, as was tradition, […]
Newark, N.J., mayor Cory Booker is in some political hot water after calling the prospect of negative campaign ads “nauseating,” including a controversial spot from the Obama campaign.
Is Facebook bigger than the Constitution? In some ways, the social network already is, but it may not be big enough to host a constitutional convention.
Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Filibusters, the defense bill, and church and state.
A defense bill passed by the House on Friday, under the threat of a presidential veto, includes a ban on same-sex marriages at military bases.
Americans Elect, the group promoting a centrist, third-party choice for president that would be nominated through an online convention, has officially called it quits.