Oct 2

A look at Obamacare’s top constitutional challenges

Posted 6 months, 16 days ago.


The official launch of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was rocky at best on Tuesday. But a bevy of court challenges pose some potentially formidable obstacles for the gigantic federal-state program.

Sep 30

Reviewing the 14th Amendment debt ceiling argument

Posted 6 months, 18 days ago.


Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments about using the 14th Amendment to avoid the debt ceiling aren’t new, and in fact, they invoke an extensive argument from 2011 about the Constitution and Congress.

Sep 27

Can Tumblr make a difference in the Supreme Court’s campaign financing case?

Posted 6 months, 21 days ago.


Could the online blogging site Tumblr play a key role in a widely followed Supreme Court case about campaign spending limits? That’s what one prominent professor is hoping.

Sep 24

Drama, controversy marked the first Supreme Court justices

Posted 6 months, 24 days ago.


It was 224 years ago today that Congress signed the law that created the Supreme Court, and a look back at the first court shows personal drama that included a justice dodging creditors, a failed suicide attempt and a Chief Justice who was America’s most-hated man, for a time.

Sep 19

Five lessons we can learn from George Washington’s Farewell Address

Posted 6 months, 29 days ago.


On September 19, 1796, a Philadelphia newspaper published one of the greatest documents in American history: George Washington’s Farewell Address. Even today, some people in that other “Washington” could learn a few lessons from the first President.