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Why ex-IRS official Lerner likely faces charges after taking the Fifth

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On Thursday, a House committee is expected to take contempt action against former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, based on how she asserted her Fifth Amendment rights. But would Lerner face jail time in the case?

Constitution Check: Did Governor Christie make a constitutional misstep?

Posted 14 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at how a remark about Israel by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie touched a nerve that also touches on a constitutional issue about the recognition of foreign governments.

Supreme Court denies appeal on direct campaign cash from corporations

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In a brief follow-up to last week’s historic McCutcheon campaign financing decision, the Supreme Court denied a case on Monday that could have opened the doors to direct cash contributions to candidates from corporations.

Podcast: The epic battle for the Civil Rights Act

Posted 15 days ago.

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New York Times editor Clay Risen talks about his newest book, The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act, in a National Constitution Center podcast with the Center’s Jeffrey Rosen.

Supreme Court denies appeal in gay discrimination case

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The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a New Mexico photography studio that lost a lawsuit after it refused services to a same-sex couple.