The House and Senate will vote on President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal this month. Why are the key numbers to watch 34, 44, 51, 60 and 218?
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the Kim Davis case, and how reconciling the principles of faith and the performance of public duty has been an unending task of constitutional interpretation.
It was on this day in 1807 that former Vice President Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason charges. The trial was truly a “Trial of the Century” in its time and one of the first big tests of the Constitution’s Treason clause.
President Barack Obama has endorsed a name change for Mount McKinley in Alaska. But at least one member of Congress sees the move as another constitutional overreach using executive orders.
In the legal dispute between the Justice Department and Senator Robert Menendez over his conduct in office, a key constitutional issue is in play: the right of Congress members to be immune from some criminal charges during the performance of their official duties.