Dec 5

Constitution Check: Should politics dictate when Justices should retire?

Posted 4 months, 13 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at a call from a Washington Post writer for two current Supreme Court Justices to retire as a way to ensure their judicial legacies.

Dec 3

The Constitution Outside the Courts: The Internal Revenue Service

Posted 4 months, 15 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at how IRS has begun exploring a broad new policy on the role of tax-exempt organizations and their election campaign spending.

Nov 27

Constitution Check: Does the Citizen United ruling settle the Hobby Lobby case?

Posted 4 months, 21 days ago.


Lyle Denniston says the Supreme Court’s acceptance of a new Obamacare challenge, on First Amendment grounds, could settle broader constitutional issues.

Nov 20

Broader meaning of the Supreme Court’s abortion order

Posted 4 months, 28 days ago.


The Supreme Court’s order yesterday allowing Texas to continue to enforce a law that has led to the closing of many abortion clinics in Texas was a cautious step, in the view of some of the Justices. But it may well have a broader meaning.

Nov 19

Waning chance for review of NSA spying

Posted 4 months, 29 days ago.


For the second time this year, the Supreme Court on Monday sent an implied message that it is going to be very difficult to get a public review in court of the National Security Agency’s power to conduct global sweeps of telephone and electronic communications.