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.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how Senator Chuck Shumer’s decision to oppose the Iran nuclear deal highlights our differences with the parliamentary system of government.
Most people aren’t big fans of a national income tax, but it was on this day back in 1861 that the first one was levied by the new President, Abraham Lincoln.
BakerHostetler’s David Rivkin and Hofstra University’s Julian Ku join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the Iran nuclear deal and the constitutional questions about its passage and enforcement.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, says Congress could have a significant oversight role in an Iran deal if it is actually put into effect aside from the veto process.