Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a lawsuit from an Army officer that contests the legality of military actions against taken against the Islamic State.
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The United States Supreme Court is the highest court of the judicial branch of government—its duty is to interpret the law. Since 1803, the Supreme Court has been understood to have the power to declare national, state, and local laws unconstitutional. Article III of the Constitution defines the Supreme Court and which cases it can hear, and how other federal courts are established.
One prominent legal scholar offers a “friendly amendment” to Justice Robert Jackson’s famous concurrence in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer.
National Constitution Center Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at an interesting religious freedom case headed to the Supreme Court about a Marine corporal who refused an order to remove a bible-verse sign from her office desk.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at reasons why it seems to be a constitutional reality that the Second Amendment is not likely to go back to protecting only a collective right to have guns.
National Constitution Center Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at the legal hurdles faced by reality TV star Kody Brown as he contests Utah’s anti-polygamy statute.