Mar 14

Congressional lawsuits against Obama would face steep hurdles



Posted 1 month, 6 days ago.

By

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, 8 days ago.

By

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.



Mar 12

The 14th Amendment’s tortuous relationship with American Indians



Posted 1 month, 8 days ago.

By

The 14th Amendment makes all persons born or naturalized in the United States citizens, with equal protection and due process under the law. But for American Indians, the amendment immediately excluded most of them, and it took decades to make full citizenship a reality.



Mar 10

Supreme Court won’t hear “Boobies” bracelet case appeal



Posted 1 month, 10 days ago.

By

The United States Supreme Court said today, without comment, that it won’t accept a Pennsylvania school district’s appeal in a case involving two middle school students punished for wearing “I heart Boobies” breast cancer awareness bracelets.



Mar 10

Update: How the “Boobies” case almost made it to the Supreme Court



Posted 1 month, 11 days ago.

By

A widely followed case about student free speech and “I Heart Boobies” bracelets likely saw its final day in court on Monday as the Supreme Court denied a final appeal from the Easton school district, and two middle school students win their case.