In a five-part series, Lyle Denniston looks ahead to likely developments in 2014 on major constitutional issues. Later articles will deal with abortion, health care, same-sex marriage, and elections.
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Sunday marked an important anniversary in American history: the congressional declaration of war on Japan on December 8, 1941. But since then, Congress has rarely used its constitutional power formally issue a war declaration.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal sparked a wide-ranging debate over energy policy on Tuesday at the National Constitution Center that included frank talk about the Obama administration.
Louis Fisher, scholar in residence at the Constitution Project, discusses an important letter detailing the potential costs of a Syrian intervention by President Obama, as well as roadblocks placed by the President in his own path.
President Barack Obama is starting a huge media push to gain support for a limited attack on Syria, but he faces a skeptical public and a divided Congress.