Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the FBI and Attorney General’s role in deciding to press charges in high-profile cases, which can suddenly gain a lot of visibility when a criminal investigation is aimed at a prominent political figure.
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Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center constitutional literacy adviser, explains why the Supreme Court will be drawn into the post-Obergefell controversy over claims of religious freedom and continuing claims of discrimination against gays, lesbians and bisexual and transgender people.
The Supreme Court picks, one case at a time, the issues it will decide and leaves it to scholars, journalists and other observers to see trends. No one on the outside can explain, with any confidence, why some disputes get the Justices’ attention and others simply get bypassed.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how the campaign to restrict abortion has been largely frustrated – for now – by Monday’s Supreme Court decision.
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at how state governments may feel more emboldened to sue the federal government over policy disagreements after Thursday’s immigration decision.