Aug 6

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

Posted 8 months, 20 days ago.


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.

Aug 1

Cellphone privacy issue heats up

Posted 8 months, 25 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at the current movement in the legal system to determine if and how the Constitution protects the information on your own cellphone.

Jul 30

Constitution Check: Do neighborhood watch volunteers have a right to carry a gun?

Posted 8 months, 27 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at gun rights outside the home in the wake of the George Zimmerman case and why the right to carry a weapon depends upon what state or local laws allow.

Jul 25

After 226 years, a constitutional answer to a controversial question

Posted 9 months, 2 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks an interesting case possibly heading to the Supreme Court that may finally answer who in government decides whether the U.S. will recognize the legitimacy of another nation’s government.

Jul 23

Constitution Check: Who wins the battle between federal and state courts over Detroit’s bankruptcy?

Posted 9 months, 4 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at which court system could ultimately decide Detroit’s financial future after its bankruptcy filing.