In The News
Today is the 22nd anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The act was signed in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. At his side was Justin Dart Jr., a tireless activist and leader of the disability rights movement. Dart was an advocate who was instrumental in helping to pass the ADA…. [Continue Reading]
Constitution Check: Does Congress have the authority to require universities to monitor campus crimes?
Lyle Denniston examines a claim that the federal Clery Act, a 21-year-old law designed to improve college campus security, is beyond Congress’s legislative powers. The federal government is now investigating whether Penn State University violated the Clery Act by failing to deal with a years-long sex scandal in its football program. The statements at issue:… [Continue Reading]
As Mitt Romney gets ready to announce his pick for vice president, we look back at five nominees in American history who really had voters talking—or scratching their heads—at their selection. In the world of 2012 politics, vice presidential picks are carefully evaluated. The practice of vetting picks began in earnest after the election of… [Continue Reading]
Lyle Denniston explores the new debate over attempts in Congress to force public disclosure of donors to presidential and congressional election campaigns. The statements at issue: “I think Thomas Jefferson would have said the more speech, the better. That’s what the First Amendment is all about. So long as the people know where speech is… [Continue Reading]
State laws requiring identification cards for voters have raised big issues that will carry into fall election, but it could be one great-great-grandmother from Philadelphia who could help settle the issue.