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

Posted 5 months, 3 days ago.

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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.

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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.

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Denniston looks at a claim that interpreting an old document, like the U.S. Constitution, is a doomed attempt to apply outdated legal principles.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

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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.

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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.