It was 190 years ago this week that a constitutional crisis was averted when the relatively new 12th Amendment to the Constitution settled the last presidential election decided in the House of Representatives.
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A big Supreme Court case to be heard this spring is focused on a powerful part of the Constitution, which could be changed or better defined by a spirited family of California raisin growers.
Former Obama adviser David Axelrod raised a few eyebrows with his recent comments that Hillary Clinton was briefly considered for the Supreme Court. But a look at recent appointees shows the move would have been highly unusual, at least in the modern era.
There is now a petition before the Supreme Court to settle an interesting First Amendment question: Should local tour guides be compelled to pass history and background tests to speak with paying tourists?
The Supreme Court’s move to rule on using lethal injections for capital punishment is the latest legal debate in a controversy that goes back to the Founding Fathers. But one Eighth Amendment issue rarely defined by the Court is the general method of executions.