Jan 18

Say What? “A scalpel rather than a sledgehammer”



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In this installment, we look at SOPA—the Stop Online Piracy Act—currently being debated in the House.



Jan 15

Top 5 constitutional controversies from this week [VIDEO]



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Judging by the rapid succession of “Constitution” Google Alert emails I’ve been getting the past few days, it’s been a really good week for my favorite founding document—or, depending on how you look at it, a really bad week.



Jan 11

What Stephanopoulos could have asked about the Constitution and privacy



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Sure, Roe v. Wade and its effects are important to a lot of people. But if you want an example of how the Constitution, and the way it’s been interpreted by the judicial branch, affects your daily life, look no further than Internet privacy.



Jan 10

What’s a presidential signing statement?



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A lot of crazy stuff tends to happen on New Year’s Eve. It’s amusing to analyze, say, the Lady Gaga–Mayor Bloomberg midnight kiss, but you’ve also probably heard about another buzzworthy, albeit less TMZ-worthy, event: President Obama’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The move was controversial primarily because the NDAA will allow… [Continue Reading]



Dec 20

Say What? “It’s always two out of three”



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Gingrich said he would seek to rein in “radical” federal judges by allowing Congress and the president to ignore their rulings when they choose to.