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Taking the Fifth Amendment in fact and folklore

Posted 3 months, 7 days ago.

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A former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie “took the Fifth” at a state hearing on Thursday into alleged forced traffic jams used as a tactic during Christie’s re-election campaign. But what exactly does taking the Fifth mean in the Bridgegate case?

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning: A case of presidential power

Posted 3 months, 8 days ago.

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Alexander Fullman examines the facts in the high-profile case of National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which could expand or limit the President’s powers to make executive appointments without immediate Senate approval.

Looking ahead at a big week in the Supreme Court

Posted 3 months, 8 days ago.

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One major case will be heard next week by the Supreme Court and a second big case could be announced, as the Justices ponder a potential landmark case about television.

So who can argue a case in front of the Supreme Court?

Posted 3 months, 8 days ago.

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On Monday, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell will be one of three people allowed to argue a case before the Supreme Court. So how unusual is it for a non-lawyer to appear before the nine Justices?

Constitution Check: Are there no limits on Second Amendment rights?

Posted 3 months, 9 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at some recent quotes about restricted rights from gun owners, which show conflict over the Second Amendment even among people on the same side of the issue.