Jul 15

Constitution Check: Are there no limits on the power of Congress?



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Controversy over the limits of government power was renewed in a recent cover story about the Constitution in TIME magazine.



Jul 14



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“Which pledge is most important… the pledge to uphold your oath to the Constitution of the United States or a pledge from a special interest group who claims to speak for all American conservatives when, in fact, they really don’t? The fact is we have enormous urgent problems in front of us that have to… [Continue Reading]



Jul 14

The difference between “not guilty” and “innocent”



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As a country, we have long argued over constitutional safeguards for criminal defendants, and we will continue to do so long after Casey Anthony is forgotten.



Jul 13

Kind words in contentious times



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Cokie Roberts delivered a heartfelt eulogy yesterday for former First Lady of the United States Betty Ford, a woman known for her grace and activism inside and outside of the White House–particularly in the fight for women’s rights and against addiction.



Jul 13

Did the Court’s 2003 Ruling in Lawrence v. Texas inevitably lead to this?



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Of Reality Shows, Polygamy, Sodomy and the Constitution When, in 2003, the Supreme Court ruled that intimate, consensual sexual activities were protected by the the due process clause of the 14th amendment, invalidating a Texas law prohibiting sodomy, Justice Antonin Scalia, in dissent, wrote that if legislatures were now to be banned from enacting laws… [Continue Reading]



Jul 13

The right stuff: what they did before they were president



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How many of our presidents were first captains of industry or small entrepreneurs, for that matter?



Jul 12

Weigh in on TIME’s controversial Constitution issue



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The July 4 issue of TIME magazine has stirred a hornet’s nest of controversy. Here’s your opportunity to tell us what you think.



Jul 12

Who said that? A quick history of the presidential oath



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George Washington has long been credited with instituting the tradition of concluding the oath of office with “So help me God,” at his inauguration in 1789.



Jul 11

Aaron Burr to Alexander Hamilton: make my day



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After decades of rivalry, Burr and Hamilton would settle once and for all the matter of their reputations and legacies.



Jul 8

Constitution Check: The verdict on Casey Anthony



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The Constitution’s Sixth Amendment does not promise, and does not require, a perfect trial in any criminal case.