Mar 21

Could Citizens United and a semi-colon undo Obamacare?

Posted 25 days ago.


Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear two cases related to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and the stakes are high for both sides. In fact, the interpretation of a semi-colon in the context of the First Amendment could play a critical role.

Mar 20

Supreme Court may be poised to rule on campaign financing’s future

Posted 26 days ago.


The Supreme Court could be ready to rule on a major case about campaign financing that follows up on its controversial Citizens United decision from 2010.

Mar 19

Should people making false statements during political campaigns face jail time?

Posted 27 days ago.


In one of the more unusual cases coming to the Supreme Court next month, the Justices will hear a case about an Ohio law designed to keep people from making false statements during political campaigns, under the threat of fines and jail time.

Mar 14

Congressional lawsuits against Obama would face steep hurdles

Posted 1 month, 2 days ago.


This week, the House of Representatives approved a bill to fast track civil lawsuits filed by Congress against President Barack Obama for allegedly abusing his powers. The bill does raise some interesting constitutional questions, but it also faces steep challenges.

Mar 12

After 25 years, are we better off constitutionally with the Internet?

Posted 1 month, 4 days ago.


Today marks the unofficial 25th birthday of the Internet as we know it. But now the Web’s founder is asking for a “global constitution” to protect privacy rights of people in ways that weren’t even available to be violated before the Internet began.