Lyle Denniston examines how a move by the acting head of Social Security that ended a tax return withholding practice has constitutional implications.
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.
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.
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.
Lyle Denniston looks at how the First Amendment remains a high – and perhaps rising – barrier to close regulation of campaign dollars.