Lyle Denniston looks at the question of a constitutional obligation to avoid a partial federal government shutdown, and how James Madison would view the situation
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Today’s Constitution-maker is a member of the California state legislature who led the effort to win passage of a bill to extend jury service to non-citizens who have a permanent legal right to live in the United States.
Lyle Denniston looks at the question of term limits for Supreme Court Justices, and why it is an issue with many implications.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Library of Congress sharing a massive record of constitutional learning by its own experts to anyone with a mobile device or a computer – for free.
Today’s Constitution-maker is the Internal Revenue Service. As of yesterday, the IRS began enforcing new rules that provide significant federal tax benefits to legally married same-sex couples, doing so to avert new constitutional problems.