Social networking sites such as Twitter have become so popular that even members of Congress are using them to connect with the public. From congressmen live tweeting the president’s State of the Union Address (like Texas Rep. John Culberson in 2009), to former speaker Newt Gingrich announcing his decision to run for president in 2012, […]
If police are outside a house, and they can smell burning marijuana and hear the sounds of evidence being destroyed, are they allowed to enter without a warrant? Not quite sure? That’s alright, it’s a tricky issue. On the one hand, the police have reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed. But on the […]
For example, the case of Brandon Mayfield, a law-abiding citizen from Oregon who was linked by shoddy FBI lab work to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and was jailed until Spanish authorities identified the real terrorists.
Throughout this week, NBC’s Education Nation Experience will be set up on our front lawn, inviting visitors to step inside and learn more about the current state of our education system.
Charges of “judicial activism” have been leveled by both liberals and conservatives when they perceive judges to be overstepping their appropriate authority by “legislating from the bench.”
With its summer recess looming, one of the most highly anticipated decisions of the Supreme Court’s term will be handed down this month.
In a recent survey conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org, only 16 percent of Russians said it was “important to live in a country governed by a democracy.” By contrast, 72 percent of Americans, 70 percent of the Chinese, and 91 percent in Argentina agreed with the same statement. You can read more of their study here.
The Espionage Act of 1917 is back in vogue however not all charges of espionage are the same, nor are all claims of whistleblowing.
In its annual poll of Americans’ attitudes towards morally-charged subjects, the Gallup organization found that abortion rose in acceptance for the second year in a row (after hitting an all-time low in 2009.) The percentage of those who found abortion morally acceptable is now at 39 percent, still well below a majority. Among other constitutionally […]
Until Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1981,no woman had served on the Supreme Court. Today, there are three women — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Sonia Sotomayor (who is also the Court’s first Latino justice) and Justice Elena Kagan. The first Jewish Justice was Louis Brandeis, nominated by President […]