Constitution Check: Would the Supreme Court uphold a ban on Super PACs closely linked to candidates?

One word has always turned up in a string of modern constitutional rulings by the Supreme Court loosening federal controls on campaign spending. That word is “independent.”

Governors Rendell and Whitman on Election 2012: It’s been a shameful clown show

Last night at the National Constitution Center, former Governors Ed Rendell and Christine Todd Whitman offered contrasting perspectives and firsthand knowledge of Election 2012’s key players and issues.

Constitution Check: Would an elected Supreme Court get more respect?

Too often in American politics, a critic of something the Supreme Court has done or that it might do makes a complaint about “unelected judges” overturning the work of elected legislatures.