Feb 27

Symbolism, in different moods, on Capitol Hill



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Lyle Denniston talks about the irony of the Supreme Court deliberating over the Voting Rights Act on the same day Rosa Parks’ statue was unveiled in Washington.



Feb 26

Constitution Check: Would a “drone court” be unconstitutional?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the concept that judges or Congress should have some say in the process of using drone aircraft to target suspected terrorists.



Feb 21

Constitution Check: Do states have the power to block new federal gun controls?



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Lyle Denniston looks at efforts by states to ban the federal government from enforcing national gun laws, and why those efforts face a serious constitutional roadblock.



Feb 19

Constitution Check: Is today’s primary election system to blame for gridlock?



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Lyle Denniston looks at how the battle to win Congressional primary elections today may run counter to advice given by James Madison more than 200 year ago.



Feb 14

Constitution Check: How secure is Desiline Victor’s right to vote?



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Lyle Denniston examines the presence of a 102-year-old voter at the State of the Union address as foreshadowing a Supreme Court decision over the Voting Rights Act of 1965.