Lyle Denniston examines the GOP platform’s desire for human-right-to-life measures, and if it can be accomplished through an amendment to the Constitution.
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A federal judge’s decision to overturn a Prohibition-era booze-ban law, citing the 14th Amendment, could have implications in other state liquor-law fights.
This week marks the anniversary of two milestone Supreme Court rulings on the issue of segregation that had long-ranging effects on American culture.
Did President Obama endorse a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage? Constitutional expert Lyle Denniston looks at four ways the president could endorse the legal right of same-sex couples to enter civil marriage that could apply to all states – if he chose to do so.
On April 17, 1905, the Supreme Court decided Lochner vs. New York, which involved New York’s regulation of the number of hours a bakery employee could work. As framed by the court, the issue was what test was to be used in assessing legislation which restricted an individual’s right to enter into contract.