Lyle Denniston explains how a New Jersey judge’s decision provides a potential legal template for other courts in other states to decide marriage-equality questions.
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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
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.