Nov 13

Constitution Check: What does the 10th Amendment have to do with voting rights?



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Lyle Denniston looks at how one justice could be a key factor as the Supreme Court evaluates the 10th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act.



Nov 8

Constitution Check: Will the politics of 2012 influence the constitutionality of gay marriage?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the prospects for a constitutional right to gay marriage after Tuesday’s milestone referendum votes.



Nov 6

Constitution Check: Would an Obama victory turn the Supreme Court sharply to the left?



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Lyle Denniston looks at claims that a Supreme Court in a second Obama administration would be like “the Warren Court on steroids.”



Nov 1

Will November be same-sex marriage month?



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Americans will have many things on their minds in November, but what voters do in four states and what nine Supreme Court justices do around a big walnut table in Washington may go far to shape the future of same-sex marriage across the nation.



Oct 25

Constitution Check: When is an individual too mentally ill to be executed for his crimes?



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In 1986, the Supreme Court forbid the execution of an individual convicted of murder, if that person was mentally incompetent at the time of the scheduled execution. An evolving case in Florida has brought that decision back into the headlines.