Feb 26

Arizona’s religious freedom debate and the Sherbert test

Posted 1 month, 21 days ago.


Arizona’s outgoing governor, Jan Brewer, faces a national spotlight as she ponders signing a bill that would either protect religious freedom, or allows discrimination against gays, depending on your viewpoint. However, the debate over SB 1062 touches on some broader constitutional issues.

Feb 26

The Supreme Court rules on a home search dilemma

Posted 1 month, 22 days ago.


Among three Supreme Court rulings handed down on Tuesday was a decision about what happens when two people can’t agree on allowing police to search a home, and one of them later consents without the other present.

Feb 24

Supreme Court won’t hear three Second Amendment gun cases

Posted 1 month, 23 days ago.


The United States Supreme Court decided on Monday morning to not hear three Second Amendment cases that sought to clarify the rights of people to carry handguns for self-defense purposes outside their homes.

Feb 21

A look at Friday’s three gun cases in front of the Supreme Court

Posted 1 month, 27 days ago.


The Supreme Court on Friday will vote behind closed doors whether to accept three Second Amendment cases that could further define how minors, and adults, are allowed to carry a gun outside of their own homes. So what are the cases about?

Feb 19

The great trial that tested the Constitution’s treason clause

Posted 1 month, 29 days ago.


It was on this day in 1807 that former Vice President Aaron Burr was arrested in Alabama and charged with treason. The subsequent trial was truly a “Trial of the Century” and one of the first big tests of the Constitution’s Treason clause.