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Constitution Check: Is the Chief Justice’s power to pick judges of the secret wiretap court a bad idea?
Lyle Denniston looks at a growing debate about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ power to select judges who sit on a top-secret court – a power assigned to him by Congress.
Lyle Denniston looks at the current movement in the legal system to determine if and how the Constitution protects the information on your own cellphone.
Formerly classified government documents on phone surveillance, released on the eve of a Senate hearing, show that Justice Department and the NSA took safeguards to protect phone and e-mail records, but there were “compliance issues” in bulk data-collection programs.
Private Bradley Manning faced 21 charges in his court-martial, but it was one specific charge – aiding the enemy—that became the focus of months of coverage by a concerned media.
Lyle Denniston looks at gun rights outside the home in the wake of the George Zimmerman case and why the right to carry a weapon depends upon what state or local laws allow.