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Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?

Posted 5 days, 7 hours ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at recent statements from retired Justice John Paul Stevens about limiting gun rights, and a political reality that runs counter to that idea.

Constitution Check: Should terrorism trials only be held in military tribunals?

Posted 10 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the contentious issue of whether individuals charged with war crimes based on terrorist acts should be tried in a civilian court or by a military commission.

Why ex-IRS official Lerner likely faces charges after taking the Fifth

Posted 10 days ago.

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On Thursday, a House committee is expected to take contempt action against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, based on how she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights. But would Lerner face jail time in the case?

Constitution Check: Did Governor Christie make a constitutional misstep?

Posted 12 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at how a remark about Israel by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie touched a nerve that also touches on a constitutional issue about the recognition of foreign governments.

Supreme Court denies appeal on direct campaign cash from corporations

Posted 12 days ago.

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In a brief follow-up to last week’s historic McCutcheon campaign financing decision, the Supreme Court denied a case on Monday that could have opened the doors to direct cash contributions to candidates from corporations.