Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s deliberations over a highly publicized public prayer case, and why a formula may well be quite elusive for the Court.
Voters in five Colorado counties said on Tuesday they want to form their own state. But the breakaway regions face almost impossible constitutional and political obstacles.
Lyle Denniston looks at an online editorial that considers dumping the Constitution after last month’s gridlock, and if the Constitution can lead us back to a functioning government.
Alexander Fullman previews Town of Greece v. Galloway, a big case in front of the Supreme Court on Wednesday that involves prayers at public meetings and the First Amendment.
Oona A. Hathaway from Yale Law filed a brief in the Bond v. United States case, and she shares with us how the Framers viewed treaty powers – a central issue now in front of the Supreme Court.
Michael D. Ramsey from the University of San Diego Law School says the case of Bond v. United States will present the Supreme Court with the task of accommodating federalism without undermining national foreign policy.
Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute looks at broader implications of the Bond v. the United States case, and if a possible Supreme Court decision could very well prove to be the “break-out” moment for unlimited federal power.
Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center says conservatives want the Roberts Court to turn a domestic dispute decision from an interesting-but-far-from-historic statutory case into a monumental constitutional one.
Lincoln Caplan looks at the conflict between the need for fair courts and the requirement for judges within states to run for elected office like politicians.
The nation’s highest court will be hearing seven cases this week, and two have received a lot of attention. Here’s a quick guide to the cases in front of the nine Supreme Court Justices in the next three days.