Jun 6

NSA phone call surveillance poses constitutional, political issues

Posted 10 months, 16 days ago.


The Obama administration is defending on Thursday an apparent secret court order that allows it access to the basic phone call information of many Americans, in an issue that raises important constitutional questions about the scope of government surveillance of private citizens.

Jun 5

The Angelina Jolie factor in a Supreme Court case

Posted 10 months, 17 days ago.


Actress Angelina Jolie isn’t directly a part of a big Supreme Court decision arriving in the next two weeks, but her genetics will play a part in publicity about a patent case with wide-ranging implications.

Jun 3

Chris Christie’s confusing U.S. Senate situation

Posted 10 months, 19 days ago.


With the death of U.S. senator Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has an unusual legal situation to deal with when it comes to naming Lautenberg’s successor.

Jun 3

Two congressmen insist you aren’t guaranteed a right to vote

Posted 10 months, 20 days ago.


Two members of the House of Representatives insist the Constitution doesn’t guarantee you the right to vote—and one leading fact-checking group says they may be correct, on a technicality.

May 31

Echoes of Watergate in the current media leak situation

Posted 10 months, 23 days ago.


Today marks the anniversary of one of the biggest “reveals” in journalism history: the naming of the Watergate source. The irony is that the current feud between the press and the executive branch has some people making Watergate comparisons again.