At the National Constitution Center last week, Robert Gates struck a nerve.
As a country, we have long argued over constitutional safeguards for criminal defendants, and we will continue to do so long after Casey Anthony is forgotten.
The Libya back-and-forth is the latest skirmish in a decades-long struggle between Congress and the president.
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.
With its summer recess looming, one of the most highly anticipated decisions of the Supreme Court’s term will be handed down this month.