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Constitution Check: Does the federal government have a constitutional duty to stay open?

Posted 6 months, 18 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the question of a constitutional obligation to avoid a partial federal government shutdown, and how James Madison would view the situation

Constitution Check: Should Supreme Court justices have limits on their time in office?

Posted 6 months, 25 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the question of term limits for Supreme Court Justices, and why it is an issue with many implications.

Civil liberties trumped policies in Abercrombie headscarf case

Posted 7 months, 3 days ago.

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Contributor Amy E. Feldman looks at a recent federal court decision that ruled against Abercrombie & Fitch for firing a teenage Muslim worker for wearing a headscarf, or hijab.

Yet another look at another government shutdown threat

Posted 7 months, 6 days ago.

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If you’re following the latest drama in Washington over a possible government shutdown, there are 12 legislative days left until the federal government starts closing down its operations. So what happens after September 30, when the first deadline hits?

Vote Now: An amendment about separating church and state

Posted 7 months, 6 days ago.

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Does the Constitution need a new amendment to clarify a separation between church and state? Vote now in our “Next 10 Amendments” project!