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The Saturday Night Massacre 40 years later: How our Constitution trumped a reckless President

Posted 5 months, 3 days ago.


Ken Gormley of Duquesne University School of Law looks back at another big historical anniversary this year, the developing Watergate scandal, and how it tested our Constitutional principles.

Constitution Check: Does the government have authority to ban trans fat?

Posted 5 months, 4 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at the legal reasoning behind the FDA’s decision to ban foods with trans fats, which dates back to a 1911 Supreme Court decision about the fate of 130 cans of preserved eggs.

Constitution Check: Is devotion to the Constitution destroying democracy?

Posted 5 months, 6 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at a claim that interpreting an old document, like the U.S. Constitution, is a doomed attempt to apply outdated legal principles.

The future of the wall of separation between church and state

Posted 5 months, 10 days ago.


Jeffrey Rosen looks at what makes the Town of Greece case a potential blockbuster when it comes to prayer at public legislative meetings.

Constitution Check: Is the Court going to add to religious disharmony?

Posted 5 months, 11 days ago.


Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s deliberations over a highly publicized public prayer case, and why a formula may well be quite elusive for the Court.