Lyle Denniston says the Supreme Court’s acceptance of a new Obamacare challenge, on First Amendment grounds, could settle broader constitutional issues.
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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.
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.
Lyle Denniston looks at the legal reasoning behind the FDA’s decision to ban foods with trans fats, which dates back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision about the fate of 130 cans of preserved eggs.
Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that interpreting an old document, like the U.S. Constitution, is a doomed attempt to apply outdated legal principles.