Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says a Tuesday Supreme Court decision court may eventually allow the Court to consider the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.
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Today marks an important anniversary in American history: the congressional declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941. But since then, Congress has rarely used its constitutional power formally issue a war declaration.
As the Obama administration is preparing a report that outlines options for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, another political and legal battle looms about the infamous facility.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how states refusing to accept Syrian refugees could leverage a 2007 Supreme Court decision.
With more than two dozen governors objecting to a federal government plan to accept Syrian refugees, a spotlight has been placed on how the Constitution deals with these matters.