Dec 4

What’s the court doing with same-sex marriage cases?



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The Supreme Court has known since July that it was going to be confronted this term with a handful of cases on the issue of same-sex marriage. But, so far, no action. What’s the court doing with those cases?



Nov 29

Constitution Check: Is today’s federal government betraying the Founders?



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Lyle Denniston looks at recent thorny claims that today’s federal government is too powerful and not shaped by the ideals of the Founding Fathers.



Nov 27

Constitution Check: Can a judge send a criminal to church instead of prison?



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Lyle Denniston looks at a judge’s decision to sentence a teen to attend church for 10 years, and why that decision goes against the grain of the Founding Fathers.



Nov 20

The next big affirmative-action case



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Once the Supreme Court decides a major case on the constitutionality of using race as a factor in choosing the entering class at public colleges and universities, it will find waiting for it another case.



Nov 15

Constitution Check: Can Texas get constitutional permission to leave the Union?



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Lyle Denniston looks at whether recent petitions for states to secede from the Union would be constitutionally possible.