NOW THE CONTROVERSIAL JUDGE HAS BECOME A TRUSTED ROMNEY ADVISER Yesterday, the Mitt Romney campaign released the names of the members of a “Justice Advisory Committee” that will counsel the Republican presidential hopeful “on the Constitution, judicial matters, law enforcement, homeland security, and regulatory issues.” The committee consists of 60 lawyers, most of them Washington […]
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PJP Faculty Member Jeffrey Rosen speculates how the Supreme Court might decide Last week, President Obama decided not to pursue the option of raising the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. That idea (see earlier post below) had been raised by proponents of a strict reading of the Fourteenth Amendment, which says, in part, that “the […]
Since Vietnam, presidents have continued to send the military into action without prior congressional approval. But is it constitutional?
A movement organized by Egyptian young people on the Internet may resemble one organized more than 200 years ago by young Americans, with pamphlets and quill pens.
When a constitution has been effectively suspended under Emergency Law for forty years, like Egypt’s has been, what power does it retain?