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Polls show Americans really, really unhappy with Congress

Posted 6 months, 8 days ago.

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Congress had to know voters wouldn’t be happy with a government shutdown and a debt-ceiling crisis. But two recent polls show many Americans would fire all of Congress, or lobby for a new political party.

Podcast: Gans, Shapiro debate the McCutcheon campaign finance case

Posted 6 months, 8 days ago.

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Should the Supreme Court expand or even eliminate campaign finance limits made by individuals? Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute and David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center sit down with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to debate key issues in the McCutcheon case.

Constitution Check: Should only U.S. citizens serve on juries?

Posted 6 months, 9 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at an issue that California is debating: If noncitizens are considered “persons” under the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of legal equality, should they have the right to serve on juries?

Newly declassified documents show how the surveillance state was born

Posted 6 months, 9 days ago.

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Almost no one noticed when the book was quietly released this summer. It has perhaps the most benumbing title in publishing history. Yet inside this volume of previously confidential legal opinions is the story of how the surveillance state grew into a monster.

Constitution Check: Is a new revolution on campaign finance stirring?

Posted 6 months, 10 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at Tuesday’s arguments in the McCutcheon case and if there were signs the Court may act in a revolutionary way in setting campaign finance restrictions.