Lyle Denniston looks at claims by political followers that their candidates best exemplify the spirit of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
Arlen Specter’s tenure on the Senate judicial committee spanned three decades and led in his own unique way to shaping a modern Supreme Court.
College “affirmative action” plans – the programs used to select the incoming freshman class at many colleges and universities – appear to be in fairly deep constitutional trouble, just nine years after the Supreme Court had embraced them with modest praise.
When the U.S. Supreme Court opens its session on Wednesday, the justices will hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, in the fifth Affirmative Action case to reach the bench in less than 40 years.
Lyle Denniston looks at a historic constitutional victory involving pay for judges last Friday that is likely to be tested in the Supreme Court.