Lyle Denniston looks at two new lawsuits about government surveillance that may force federal courts to think more deeply as to just what kind of evidence can be considered in a national security case.
Lyle Denniston looks at why it is an exaggeration to say that the nation’s judicial branch has given the federal government’s electronic surveillance programs a constitutional pass.
Lyle Denniston looks at an FDA review of foods and drinks that contain caffeine consumed by younger people, and how a 100-year-old Supreme Court decision may affect its outcome.
Lyle Denniston looks at the unanswered questions from the Supreme Court’s ruling on DNA swabbing of criminal suspects, including limits on what the police can do and which people can see the results.
Lyle Denniston looks at claims that a “fourth branch” of the government is putting a bureaucratic stranglehold on the other three branches, as well as state governments.