Lyle Denniston looks at claims by political followers that their candidates best exemplify the spirit of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
College “affirmative action” plans – the programs used to select the incoming freshman class at many colleges and universities – appear to be in fairly deep constitutional trouble, just nine years after the Supreme Court had embraced them with modest praise.
Lyle Denniston looks at a historic constitutional victory involving pay for judges last Friday that is likely to be tested in the Supreme Court.
Lyle Denniston explains why the new Supreme Court term could be as memorable as the last one, and why Chief Justice John Roberts will be at the center of all the attention.
The Supreme Court, getting set for opening its new term, decided this week that it will take a serious look for the first time in nearly five decades at the constitutional privacy – or not – of individual’s blood chemistry.