Dec 24

The Constitution in 2014: The war on terrorism

Posted 3 months, 27 days ago.


In a five-part series, Lyle Denniston looks ahead to likely developments in 2014 on major constitutional issues. Later articles will deal with abortion, health care, same-sex marriage, and elections.

Dec 19

Constitution Check: Is modern technology giving new life to the Fourth Amendment?

Posted 4 months, 2 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at the broader implications of this week’s district court’s ruling on the NSA’s phone surveillance policy’s constitutionality.

Dec 17

Constitution Check: Is cohabitation the next constitutional right?

Posted 4 months, 4 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at the long-term implications of a federal court ruling in Utah that permits reality TV star Kody Brown to practice religious cohabitation with multiple women.

Dec 12

Constitution Check: Should police need a court order to get cellphone call data?

Posted 4 months, 9 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at a Supreme Court precedent that allows police and spy agencies to access your cellphone call records dates back to 1979, and why the Court could take another look at that policy.

Dec 10

Constitution Check: Do stockholders need a veto over corporate campaign spending?

Posted 4 months, 11 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at the effort to get the the Securities and Exchange Commission to rule on the matter of corporations being forced to disclose how they spend political campaign money.