Lyle Denniston looks at the outcome of the John Edwards case, and if the Constitution will tolerate the imaginative use of the criminal law to restrain political campaign donations.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that 31 homeowners weren’t entitled to $8,000 sewer hookup refunds when their neighbors only paid $1,000 for the same service. The ruling in Armour v. Indianapolis was a little more complicated than that, but the financial imbalance angered Chief Justice John Roberts, who dissented in the 6-3 vote and […]
Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate, is reportedly mulling over a surprising move as he names a vice presidential running mate. But don’t expect a repeat of the Sarah Palin move in 2008.
It was 225 years ago this week that the Constitutional Convention started in earnest in Philadelphia. Our historical correspondent, Benjamin Brown, looks at the week that was in May 1787.
What does polygamy have to do with Thursday’s circuit court decision on same-sex marriage? One lawyer says there is polygamy connection to DOMA, and a reality TV star wants the multiple-marriage issue before the federal court system.
Lyle Denniston looks at a theory that individual states would have to accept same-sex marriage and polygamy if courts strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
On this Freedom of Expression Friday, Constitution Daily sits down with filmmaker Nick Mead to discuss his role documenting the late Clarence Clemons’ spiritual journey to China.
A federal appeals court overturned part of the Defense of Marriage Act on Thursday, acknowledging that the case will be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens is stirring the pot in the ongoing ideological battle between President Barack Obama and the Supreme Court after remarks he made Wednesday night.
Constitutional law professor Sanford Levinson says our Constitution is badly in need of an overhaul. Lyle Denniston evaluates the need for more conversation – or maybe a national convention.