Sep 24

Constitution Check: Should Supreme Court justices have limits on their time in office?



Posted 6 months, 28 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the question of term limits for Supreme Court Justices, and why it is an issue with many implications.



Sep 20

The Constitution Outside the Courts: The Library of Congress



Posted 7 months, 2 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the Library of Congress sharing a massive record of constitutional learning by its own experts to anyone with a mobile device or a computer – for free.



Sep 18

The Constitution Outside the Courts: The Internal Revenue Service



Posted 7 months, 4 days ago.

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Today’s Constitution-maker is the Internal Revenue Service. As of yesterday, the IRS began enforcing new rules that provide significant federal tax benefits to legally married same-sex couples, doing so to avert new constitutional problems.



Sep 12

Constitution Check: Is President Obama claiming too much war power?



Posted 7 months, 10 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at Justice Robert H. Jackson’s 1952 opinion about presidential powers, as an indicator of President Obama’s mindset about Syrian intervention.



Aug 22

The NRA takes on the courts



Posted 8 months, 1 day ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the NRA’s efforts to get the Supreme Court to broaden the rights protected by the Second Amendment’s guarantee of a “right to keep and bear arms.”