Apr 16

Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?



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With gun control in the news, Lyle Denniston looks at the argument that a new constitutional amendment would be the only way to satisfy groups on both sides of the issue.



Apr 11

Constitution Check: Can constitutional rights be suspended for lack of funding?



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Lyle Denniston looks at how the sequester could affect the ability of defendants to get justice in court if resources for public defenders are cut.



Apr 9

Constitution Check: Can a local government order every family in town to have a gun?



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Lyle Denniston looks at whether a Georgia town can really tell every homeowner to have a gun inside their house.



Apr 5

The Constitution and graduation ceremonies in church



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Lyle Denniston examines a case that could lead the Supreme Court to take action on a lower-court decision to bar a public school from using a church to host graduation ceremonies.



Apr 2

Constitution Check: Why would a terrorism suspect be given Miranda warnings?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the reasoning behind reading a Miranda warning to a foreign terror suspect, and how such an act can help convict guilty suspects in a civilian court.