Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the looming June 1 deadline facing Congress about NSA spying programs, and the core constitutional issues in the debate.
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U.S. Senator Rand Paul, with some help from his friends, completed a 10 ½-hour talk on the Senate floor late Wednesday night. So how does Paul’s latest effort compare to other extended oratory in the Senate?
Senator Rand Paul and a few colleagues will try to block an extension of the controversial Patriot Act provisions using a filibuster, Paul confirmed Monday in an interview.
The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.
Today we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the 27th Amendment’s ratification. Here’s what you need to know.