Lyle Denniston looks at the broader implications of this week’s district court’s ruling on the NSA’s phone surveillance policy’s constitutionality.
The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen says that Judge Richard Leon’s decision about NSA programs probably violating the Constitution shows a flaw in Obama administration arguments about a 1979 Supreme Court decision.
President Barack Obama is releasing a critical report today about the National Security Agency that calls for more than 40 major reforms, after parts of the report were leaked to the press last week.
A big Supreme Court decision next year could influence a precedent, the Plastic Reindeer Rule, that has limited the use of religious symbols like nativity scenes in public places.
This amendment for the first time, effective with the 1964 election, gave District of Columbia residents the opportunity to vote for three presidential electors.
Following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election to third and fourth terms, this amendment set a future limit at two terms.
This so-called “Lame-Duck” amendment reduced the previous four-month period between the November elections and the March 4 starting date of congressional and presidential terms.
The “noble experiment” of Prohibition was instituted by this amendment, only to be repealed 14 years later by the 21st amendment.
This amendment provides for senators to be elected the way members of the House are—by direct election of the people.
Lyle Denniston looks at the long-term implications of a federal court ruling in Utah that permits reality TV star Kody Brown to practice religious cohabitation with multiple women.