Dec 17

Reality TV star may get his day in front of the Supreme Court



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Kody Brown, the star of the TV series Sister Wives, has won a key legal battle in his constitutional fight to Utah’s bigamy statute. The question now is if Brown’s case will make it to the highest court in the land.



Dec 16

Judge says NSA phone program violates Fourth Amendment



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The National Security Agency’s massive program to collect basic phone information about Americans is probably unconstitutional, a federal judge said in a decision he expects to be appealed.



Dec 16

Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights



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When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed 20 amendments for a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states?



Dec 16

Can you pass a Bill of Rights quiz?



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How much do you know about the basic facts about the Bill of Rights? Take our 10-question quiz and find out now!



Dec 16

FAQ: Basic facts about the Bill of Rights



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Many of the rights and liberties Americans cherish—such as speech, religion, and the right to fair trial—are included in the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights. How much do you know about this founding document? Check out these handy FAQs to learn all about it.



Dec 15

Happy birthday, Bill of Rights!



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Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights (ratified December 15, 1791). Here’s what you need to know!



Dec 13

Understanding an important First Amendment victory for reporters



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The legal victory secured by Fox News reporter Jana Winter this week could mark an important milestone in the fight for a national law that protects journalists’ First Amendment rights.



Dec 13

Did George Washington’s doctors hasten his death?



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Today Washington would have been diagnosed with a form of strep throat. In 1799, it killed him.



Dec 12

Legal pot states banking on Thursday secret panel meeting



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Aspiring legal marijuana producers and vendors in Colorado and Washington state have a lot riding on a closed-door meeting today held by an obscure Treasury Department group, which faces some interesting constitutional issues about a “growing” industry.



Dec 12

Constitution Check: Should police need a court order to get cellphone call data?



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Lyle Denniston looks at a Supreme Court precedent that allows police and spy agencies to access your cellphone call records dates back to 1979, and why the Court could take another look at that policy.