In the final round of hearings in a Supreme Court term that has seemed closely linked to the 2012 election campaign, the Supreme Court turns its attention this week to the emotional subject of immigration controls.
Between the extremes of a hands-off attitude and assigning blame for destroying courtroom decorum, trial judges have very wide discretion to decide how to run their courtrooms.
Our final Sunday Supper on March 25th was surprisingly our most productive out of the three, and it was a wonderful way to finish.
This year, technology and social media sites, most visibly Facebook and Twitter, continue to have a dramatic impact on the political world.
The First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech does not have an exception for federal judges, so the only restraint on what they say publicly–in court or outside–is their sense of ethical propriety.
On April 17, 1905, the Supreme Court decided Lochner vs. New York, which involved New York’s regulation of the number of hours a bakery employee could work. As framed by the court, the issue was what test was to be used in assessing legislation which restricted an individual’s right to enter into contract.
Americans are enjoying a brief tax holiday this year–filings are not due until April 17–and credit for the postponement goes to an unexpected hero: none other than Abraham Lincoln.
Sometimes it is possible to change everything simply by showing up. A person can symbolically right generations of wrongs by just walking through an open door.
Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Egypt, evolution, and more.
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