Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional argument that a president has to defend in court a law passed by Congress, even if the president thinks the law in unjust.
Lyle Denniston looks at due process and the public debate over the president’s authority to use drones as a weapon within the U.S.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Bob Woodward controversy, and if President Obama’s administration is testing the First Amendment in its relationship with journalists.
Lyle Denniston looks at a provocative comment from Associate Justice Antonin Scalia about racial entitlements, and what it means in the broader scope of constitutional and congressional history.
Lyle Denniston has read the brief filed by the Obama administration urging the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage. And one important factor could be what the brief doesn’t say in its 32 pages.