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Jun 5

Constitution Check: When is making a campaign contribution a crime?



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Lyle Denniston looks at the outcome of the John Edwards case, and if the Constitution will tolerate the imaginative use of the criminal law to restrain political campaign donations.



Jun 4

Does something stink in Supreme Court sewer ruling?



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The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that 31 homeowners weren’t entitled to $8,000 sewer hookup refunds when their neighbors only paid $1,000 for the same service. The ruling in Armour v. Indianapolis was a little more complicated than that, but the financial imbalance angered Chief Justice John Roberts, who dissented in the 6-3 vote and… [Continue Reading]



Jun 4

Report: Romney mulls vice presidential surprise



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Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate, is reportedly mulling over a surprising move as he names a vice presidential running mate. But don’t expect a repeat of the Sarah Palin move in 2008.



Jun 4

Olmstead case was a watershed for Supreme Court



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Today marks the 84th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead v. United States wiretapping case decided by the Supreme Court, which had a far-reaching impact still felt today



Jun 2

The Constitutional Convention Week In Review



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It was 225 years ago this week that the Constitutional Convention started in earnest in Philadelphia. Our historical correspondent, Benjamin Brown, looks at the week that was in May 1787.