On Monday, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell will be one of three people allowed to argue a case before the Supreme Court. So how unusual is it for a non-lawyer to appear before the nine Justices?
On January 9, 1776, the publication of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense became the first viral mass communications event in America, an event so big that it still rivals today’s blockbuster movies and books.
Lyle Denniston looks at some recent quotes about restricted rights from gun owners, which show conflict over the Second Amendment even among people on the same side of the issue.
Advance reviews of former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ book has Washington talking about public policy and the people who make it, including some pointed words about the Obama administration and harsher comments about Congress.
A senate candidate in Nebraska is running tongue-in-cheek TV ads asking for the nation’s capital to be moved from Washington, D.C., to his home state. But is that a constitutional reality?
In this fifth and final article in a series, Lyle Denniston explores the constitutional issues that will influence the conduct of federal elections in 2014. Earlier articles in this series covered the war on terrorism, abortion, health care and same-sex marriage.
A case that could revolutionize how and where you watch basic broadcast TV programs gets its first look in the Supreme Court on Friday, in a private conference held by the nine Justices.
The New York Times and the Guardian want President Obama to grant clemency or a pardon to Edward Snowden. However, that seems like a long shot even though it is within the President’s constitutional powers.
David W. Wise says the new technology could be a tool for the courts to use to even the playing field when it comes to gerrymandering and elections.
As a new year starts, the Chief Justice of the United States and top officials in the federal court system continue to warn about budget cuts that will make it harder for people to have access to public defenders.