Jul 30

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



Posted 8 months, 20 days ago.

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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 8 months, 25 days ago.

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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 8 months, 27 days ago.

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



Jul 18

Constitution Check: Has the self-defense idea of justifiable killing gone too far?



Posted 9 months, 2 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the increasing attention given to “stand your ground laws” in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial.



Jul 16

Constitution Check: Where does marriage law stand today in California?



Posted 9 months, 4 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston updates the state of same-sex marriages in California after the Supreme Court’s June decision about Proposition 8.