Lyle Denniston explains why attorneys for Benghazi suspect Ahmed Abu Khatallah will have a tough time arguing his arrest was unconstitutional.
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Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s long-running effort to shield children from religious influences and its decision to decline an important test case.
Lyle Denniston looks at recent comments from Newt Gingrich about the need for a political fight in America and how they compare with James Madison’s vision of a useful debate.
Lyle Denniston looks at the controversy over drawing new election districts when race is taken into account as an attempt to remedy past discrimination.
Lyle Denniston looks at an on-going dispute between President Barack Obama and some members of Congress over releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees, with or without the lawmakers’ permission.