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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.