Lyle Denniston looks at two secure e-mail services that have shut down in an act of civil disobedience about government surveillance of their customers’ electronic messaging.
Amanda Frost from American University’s Washington College of Law explains why Chief Justice John Roberts has set the stage for a constitutional conflict between Congress and the Supreme Court over judicial ethics.
Pauline Maier, a historian whose works on Revolutionary-era America renewed discussions about that age, is being remembered today for “making history vivid and accessible for all.”
Newark Mayor Cory Booker took a big step on Tuesday night to becoming the highest-profile Democrat in the U.S. Senate; also, a look at Justice Anthony Kennedy’s remarks on the legal profession.
In this commentary, National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen looks at the language the Obama administration uses about its spying programs, and why we really need to see the legal memos justifying such actions to fully understand them.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Judge Shira A. Sheindlin don’t agree on the city’s former policy about searching people on the street in a “Terry stop.” Here’s an explanation of what a Terry Stop is, and a look at Sheindlin’s decision against the city, which Bloomberg says he will appeal.
Nancy Hoppock from the New York University School of Law, who spent 19 years as a prosecutor, explains the real-life implications of Eric Holder’s decision to reduce the use of mandatory minimum sentences in federal drug cases.
Lyle Denniston looks at how national Republican chairman Reince Priebus could affect the public discourse over the 2016 presidential election by exercising a First Amendment right.
There’s more analysis of Monday’s court ruling on New York’s stop-and-frisk policy; a look at proposed conduct rules for the Supreme Court; and the strangest moment in politician Anthony Weiner’s campaign.
Jonathan Hafetz from Seton Hall Law School, in a commentary, says the NSA’s surveillance programs undermine Fourth Amendment protections and they could affect the conduct of ordinary citizens.