Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional argument that a president has to defend in court a law passed by Congress, even if the president thinks the law in unjust.
Currently browsing: Article III
It was two years ago today that President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice. Among the Republicans who voted for Kagan’s appointment was Senator Richard Lugar.
The Constitution in the news this week: cell phone tracking, teens on Twitter, the Supreme Court’s ruling on strip searches, President Obama’s civics lesson, and same-sex couples on immigration.
Today is the 82nd birthday of retired Supreme Court Justice and a longtime friend of the National Constitution Center, Sandra Day O’Connor.
Last week the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made headlines with its ruling that striking down Prop 8, the voter-approved measure banning same-sex marriage in California.