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New documents show more details about phone surveillance

Posted 8 months, 20 days ago.

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Formerly classified government documents on phone surveillance, released on the eve of a Senate hearing, show that Justice Department and the NSA took safeguards to protect phone and e-mail records, but there were “compliance issues” in bulk data-collection programs.

Why Manning’s aiding the enemy charge was so important

Posted 8 months, 21 days ago.

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Private Bradley Manning faced 21 charges in his court-martial, but it was one specific charge – aiding the enemy—that became the focus of months of coverage by a concerned media.

Constitution Check: Do neighborhood watch volunteers have a right to carry a gun?

Posted 8 months, 21 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at gun rights outside the home in the wake of the George Zimmerman case and why the right to carry a weapon depends upon what state or local laws allow.

Detroit bankruptcy case puts federalism on center stage

Posted 8 months, 25 days ago.

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Detroit’s bankruptcy case has the potential to be the latest in a series of high-profile power conflicts between the federal government and states with constitutional roots.

After 226 years, a constitutional answer to a controversial question

Posted 8 months, 26 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks an interesting case possibly heading to the Supreme Court that may finally answer who in government decides whether the U.S. will recognize the legitimacy of another nation’s government.