Most Americans could pay more local and state sales taxes on items they buy online if pro-tax forces win a fight in Congress underway this week. But will the bill run afoul of the same constitutional problem that affected the health care decision last June?
A week after the Boston Marathon bombings, one suspect is in custody, another is dead, and a nation mourns the victims. Along the way, the intense publicity over the case has generated some debate about constitutional issues.
Lyle Denniston looks at the issues of Miranda warnings, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tsarnaev’s protections under the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, and the public safety exception.
The House is pushing forward in an effort to block a United Nations-related group from potentially allowing countries to censor the Internet, before an international showdown this fall.
The Democrats’ failure to secure gun control measures in the Senate is seen as a big victory for the GOP and gun rights groups. But in the long run, the ongoing battle over weapons regulations could play a part in the next presidential race.
Overshadowed by congressional action on guns and immigration is an Internet privacy bill that could affect most Americans, without them knowing it on a daily basis.
Lyle Denniston looks at the role of jurisdictional issues in the prolonged hunger strike by Guantanamo detainees.
A bipartisan proposal on expanded background checks for gun purchases was defeated in a Senate vote on Wednesday afternoon, after key members signaled earlier in the day they wouldn’t support the measure.
For all you West Wing-ers, old and new, join Constitution Daily for West Wing Wednesday. We’ll be looking at the top constitutional lessons, mistakes, and moments from the show. Today’s topic: constitutional zingers.
The latest numbers from two prominent pollsters show Americans, in general, remain very unhappy with Congress and the federal government, and don’t trust Congress in particular.