Lyle Denniston looks at recent thorny claims that today’s federal government is too powerful and not shaped by the ideals of the Founding Fathers.
The United States Supreme Court has ordered a federal appeals court to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on religious and equal protection grounds, setting the stage for a new health-care law debate.
Once the Supreme Court decides a major case on the constitutionality of using race as a factor in choosing the entering class at public colleges and universities, it will find waiting for it another case.
Lyle Denniston looks at whether recent petitions for states to secede from the Union would be constitutionally possible.
Lyle Denniston looks at how one justice could be a key factor as the Supreme Court evaluates the 10th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act.