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Constitution Check: Would the Supreme Court uphold a ban on Super PACs closely linked to candidates?

One word has always turned up in a string of modern constitutional rulings by the Supreme Court loosening federal controls on campaign spending. That word is “independent.”

Constitution Check: Would an elected Supreme Court get more respect?

Too often in American politics, a critic of something the Supreme Court has done or that it might do makes a complaint about “unelected judges” overturning the work of elected legislatures.

Constitution Check: Is the “Roberts Court” driven by politics?

James Madison’s concept of the separation of powers of the national government has always been thought to be a stroke of genius because it guaranteed a good deal of independence of the three major branches so that they could check each other, to prevent tyranny.

Constitution Check: Is there a constitutional right to “stand your ground”?

As of now, “stand your ground” laws are a matter of state law only, but could in time provide the means to implement a right nationwide if self-defense were ultimately to emerge as a guaranteed right under the Constitution.

Constitution Check: Has the time come to limit congressional terms?

It has been 17 years since the Supreme Court ruled that the states have no authority under state law to impose term limits on those who seek seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.