Feb 18

Constitution Check: Do school uniform policies violate the First Amendment?



Posted 1 month, 27 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional issues involved in a case where a public school is mandating the appearance of a logo on clothing worn by students.



Feb 13

Constitution Check: Who gets to decide if someone can “plead the Fifth”?



Posted 2 months, 2 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the complications related to two former aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, their claims of protection under the Fifth Amendment, and if investigators can compel them to produce documents like emails.



Feb 6

Constitution Check: What does it mean that there is a right to “bear” guns?



Posted 2 months, 9 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at two Second Amendment cases under consideration at the Supreme Court later this month that would clarify questions posed by the National Rifle Association.



Feb 4

The Constitution Outside the Courts: President Obama



Posted 2 months, 11 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at President Obama’s use of Executive Orders and his statement that he won’t wait for Congress to take actions he feels are necessary.



Jan 30

Constitution Check: Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act unconstitutional?



Posted 2 months, 16 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is actually a law that advocates the establishment of religion and is unconstitutional.