Apr 17

The Constitution outside the courts: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security



Posted 3 days, 7 hours ago.

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Lyle Denniston examines how a move by the acting head of Social Security that ended a tax return withholding practice has constitutional implications.



Apr 15

Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?



Posted 5 days, 7 hours ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at recent statements from retired Justice John Paul Stevens about limiting gun rights, and a political reality that runs counter to that idea.



Apr 10

Constitution Check: Should terrorism trials only be held in military tribunals?



Posted 10 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the contentious issue of whether individuals charged with war crimes based on terrorist acts should be tried in a civilian court or by a military commission.



Apr 8

Constitution Check: Did Governor Christie make a constitutional misstep?



Posted 12 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at how a remark about Israel by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie touched a nerve that also touches on a constitutional issue about the recognition of foreign governments.



Apr 3

Constitution Check: What will the next challenges be to limits on money in politics?



Posted 17 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at how the First Amendment remains a high – and perhaps rising – barrier to close regulation of campaign dollars.