Lyle Denniston looks at Americans who help shape the meaning of the Constitution in the nation’s life. Today’s Constitution-maker is Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat and the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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Lyle Denniston looks at a recent free speech case involving students and why the Supreme Court itself has never deviated from the teaching moment that was the Tinker decision.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Budapest Memorandum, a 1994 deal between the U.S., Britain and Russia about Ukraine, which wasn’t ratified by the U.S. Senate but may become a factor in the crisis there.
Lyle Denniston looks at an interesting question: Do public schools have a First Amendment right to allow “unhealthy” food ads on school grounds?
Lyle Denniston looks at a rising chance that the Supreme Court might be persuaded to redefine privileges sought by reporters seeking to protect their sources.