Lincoln Caplan says the latest showdown between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate over a key U.S. Court of Appeals nominee could wind up being a critical test of the filibuster’s power.
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Justin Levitt from Loyola Law School says lawmakers should listen to recent comments from two prominent jurists if they want to safeguard votes without posing undue hurdles for eligible citizens.
The National Security Agency, the controversial U.S. surveillance agency, has had a tough few weeks, as new allegations from leaked documents have angered more allies.
A national hobby and crafts chain store has asked the Supreme Court to hear a case that will present the next big challenge to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. It also may feature the same two people who argued the 2012 Affordable Care Act decision before the Justices.
Polling numbers are starting to roll in after last week’s deal in Washington to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. And it looks like the folks on Capitol Hill face some historically bad numbers that could foreshadow a rocky midterm election in 2014.