With the Republicans controlling the next Congress, there’s already talk of President Barack Obama flexing his executive veto powers. So how have other Presidents used what Woodrow Wilson called “the most formidable prerogative”?
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On November 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in office—an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, examines the Supreme Court’s limited but important history in deciding on how churches can handle internal property disputes.
One word on a boy’s passport years ago has led to a big-time showdown involving all three branches of the federal government on Monday, as the Supreme Court referees a dispute over Israel between Congress and two Presidents.
In this commentary, Richard A. Arenberg from Brown University says if the Republicans win back control of the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s elections, a new battle over filibusters is likely to break out, and a controversial tactic using reconciliation bills could come into play.