Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains why the debate over a federal judge’s ruling against President Obama’s immigration policy is more of a political argument, and not a constitutional one.
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On this day in 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued his most-controversial executive order, an act that sent more than 100,000 people to government-controlled facilities because of their ethnicity.
On this day in 1861, former U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis took to a podium for his presidential inauguration and gave an impassioned speech about the Constitution. Three weeks later, Abraham Lincoln did likewise, to much different results.
With a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona legislature’s struggle to regain congressional redistricting power may soon be over.
A federal district court judge in Brownsville, Texas, has granted an injunction against two of President Obama’s much-discussed immigration initiatives, temporarily blocking them while legal proceedings are pending.