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Podcast: Due process, lethal drones and American citizens

Posted 2 months, 8 days ago.

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How do American citizens, even as enemy combatants, enjoy the constitutional protection of due process? Joining us to discuss this current topic are Jonathan Hafetz from Seton Hall Law and John Yoo from the University of California Berkeley Law School, in a podcast conversation moderated by the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.

Constitution Check: Who gets to decide if someone can “plead the Fifth”?

Posted 2 months, 8 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the complications related to two former aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, their claims of protection under the Fifth Amendment, and if investigators can compel them to produce documents like emails.

Administration faces another decision on lethal drones

Posted 2 months, 10 days ago.

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More than two years after a CIA drone killed an American-born al-Qaida leader overseas, a similar attack in the planning is raising constitutional issues about due process.

Holder’s same-sex marriage move heats up separation of powers debate

Posted 2 months, 11 days ago.

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Attorney Eric Holder is making sweeping changes about how the federal government extends rights to legally married same-sex couples, in areas where the federal government has jurisdiction. The move should add more fuel to the debate over the roles of the executive, Congress and the states in deciding social issues.

A legal victory for drones warrants a Fourth Amendment discussion

Posted 2 months, 14 days ago.

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A recent legal decision in North Dakota that used evidence against an American citizen using a drone – and gathered without a warrant – raises some interesting arguments about the Fourth Amendment in the 21st century.