Can the House of Representatives really sue the president? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, discussed the political and constitutional stakes on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.
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Does President Obama have the power to ignore a congressional mandate if he feels it is unconstitutional? The recent flap over U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the latest debate about executive power and its limits.
Lyle Denniston looks at claims that a “fourth branch” of the government is putting a bureaucratic stranglehold on the other three branches, as well as state governments.
Lyle Denniston examines a claim that the federal Clery Act, a 21-year-old law designed to improve college campus security, is beyond Congress’s legislative powers. The federal government is now investigating whether Penn State University violated the Clery Act by failing to deal with a years-long sex scandal in its football program. The statements at issue: […]
The promise of free elections in Egypt, under the umbrella of a constitution and parliamentary rule, seems dashed after the country’s military acted to undercut the nation’s legislature.