Aug 20

Constitution Check: Have checks and balances failed to work on telephone spying?



Posted 8 months, 0 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the movement toward placing an important safeguard in the secret court that authorizes the government to scan data about potential terrorist threats.



Aug 15

The Constitution Outside the Courts: Lavabit and Silent Mail



Posted 8 months, 5 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at two secure e-mail services that have shut down in an act of civil disobedience about government surveillance of their customers’ electronic messaging.



Aug 13

The Constitution Outside the Courts: Reince Priebus



Posted 8 months, 7 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at how national Republican chairman Reince Priebus could affect the public discourse over the 2016 presidential election by exercising a First Amendment right.



Aug 8

The Constitution Outside The Courts: Bezos and Henry



Posted 8 months, 12 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston, in a new series, writes about individuals and organizations outside the courts who help shape the Constitution through their actions. First up: new publishers Jeff Bezos and John Henry.



Aug 6

Constitution Check: Is the Chief Justice’s power to pick judges of the secret wiretap court a bad idea?



Posted 8 months, 14 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at a growing debate about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ power to select judges who sit on a top-secret court – a power assigned to him by Congress.