Oct 18

Constitution Check: Can citizens be trusted to actually be citizens?



Posted 1 year, 5 months ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the core constitutional question of how far states may go to require proof of citizenship



Oct 16

Constitution Check: Which candidate or party can claim the Founders?



Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at claims by political followers that their candidates best exemplify the spirit of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.



Oct 11

A looming threat to affirmative action



Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.

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College “affirmative action” plans – the programs used to select the incoming freshman class at many colleges and universities – appear to be in fairly deep constitutional trouble, just nine years after the Supreme Court had embraced them with modest praise.



Oct 8

Major gain for judges’ independence



Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at a historic constitutional victory involving pay for judges last Friday that is likely to be tested in the Supreme Court.



Oct 2

Supreme Court meets under a shadow



Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.

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Lyle Denniston explains why the new Supreme Court term could be as memorable as the last one, and why Chief Justice John Roberts will be at the center of all the attention.