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Obama defends surveillance programs on Leno show

Posted 8 months, 16 days ago.

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President Barack Obama said in a late-night TV appearance that the United States doesn’t have “a domestic spying program” but it does track phone numbers and email addresses of terrorism suspects.

Gluten-free product labeling and the First Amendment

Posted 8 months, 16 days ago.

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How can the FDA tell a private company what’s gluten free without violating the First Amendment? Amy E. Feldman looks at why commercial speech is limited.

Constitution Daily Update: Voting Rights Act, three questions about privacy, DOMA and FISA

Posted 8 months, 16 days ago.

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It’s a big day for two constitutional milestones, and we have three looks at developing stories involving privacy, same-sex marriage, and national security.

Outrage simmers on 48th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Posted 8 months, 17 days ago.

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On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act, a centerpiece of the civil rights movement. But 48 years later, the act’s supporters and detractors are engaged in a heated debate after a Supreme Court decision gutted the law.

Constitution Check: Is the Chief Justice’s power to pick judges of the secret wiretap court a bad idea?

Posted 8 months, 17 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at a growing debate about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ power to select judges who sit on a top-secret court – a power assigned to him by Congress.