Search Results ""constitution check""

The Constitution outside the courts: Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security

Posted 5 days, 19 hours ago.


Lyle Denniston examines how a move by the acting head of Social Security that ended a tax return withholding practice has constitutional implications.

Constitutional right to flash your head lights gains momentum

Posted 6 days, 19 hours ago.


Should a driver have the legal ability to flash their headlights as an alert to a police presence on the road? That knotty legal question is gaining momentum after a legal decision in Missouri, an Oregon ruling, and a new effort in New Jersey.

Ripeness is all: When can a state’s truth-declaring function be challenged?

Posted 6 days, 20 hours ago.


In this commentary, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at the Susan B. Anthony List case and why the issue of standing is critical in any law that would deter free speech during an election cycle.

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

Posted 7 days ago.


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 12 days ago.


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.