Can anyone sue to stop an effort to change how electoral votes are allocated in swing states? Lyle Denniston examines the constitutional arguments about a contentious issue.
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Lyle Denniston looks at Friday’s appeals court decision over presidential recess appointments and why the case could be headed to the Supreme Court.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce on Thursday that he is ordering the start of a process that would allow women in the military to take positions in direct ground combat, with some positions opening as early as this year. The process, however, involves studies running through 2015 by the military services on […]
Lyle Denniston looks at President Barack Obama’s historic discussion of gay rights in his inaugural address, and its constitutional significance. The statement at issue: “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still, just as it guided […]
Lyle Denniston looks at the complicated issue of gerrymandering, and what constitutional issues lie ahead for the process of drawing up congressional districts to favor a political party. The statement at issue: “As a new Congress convenes, it has become an unquestioned truth among Republicans that their party has as much of a mandate as […]