Lyle Denniston looks at the question of a constitutional obligation to avoid a partial federal government shutdown, and how James Madison would view the situation
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Lyle Denniston looks at the Library of Congress sharing a massive record of constitutional learning by its own experts to anyone with a mobile device or a computer – for free.
Today’s Constitution-maker is the Internal Revenue Service. As of yesterday, the IRS began enforcing new rules that provide significant federal tax benefits to legally married same-sex couples, doing so to avert new constitutional problems.
Lyle Denniston looks at Justice Robert H. Jackson’s 1952 opinion about presidential powers, as an indicator of President Obama’s mindset about Syrian intervention.
Lyle Denniston looks at the NRA’s efforts to get the Supreme Court to broaden the rights protected by the Second Amendment’s guarantee of a “right to keep and bear arms.”