Lyle Denniston looks at how IRS has begun exploring a broad new policy on the role of tax-exempt organizations and their election campaign spending.
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Lyle Denniston says the Supreme Court’s acceptance of a new Obamacare challenge, on First Amendment grounds, could settle broader constitutional issues.
The Supreme Court’s order yesterday allowing Texas to continue to enforce a law that has led to the closing of many abortion clinics in Texas was a cautious step, in the view of some of the Justices. But it may well have a broader meaning.
Lyle Denniston looks at the legal reasoning behind the FDA’s decision to ban foods with trans fats, which dates back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision about the fate of 130 cans of preserved eggs.
Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that interpreting an old document, like the U.S. Constitution, is a doomed attempt to apply outdated legal principles.