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Justice Byron R. White served on the Supreme Court for 31 years, but now, a decade after his death, he remains something of an enigma. A blunt, often irascible man, he turned out to be considerably more conservative than expected when appointed by President John F. Kennedy, and left a legacy that is in many… [Continue Reading]
How’s this for a creative writing prompt: “If I were the devil, I would ____.” Lately, this concept seems to hold particular allure.
It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.
UPDATE: Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson discussed compromise and Congressional gridlock with Andrea Mitchell at the National Constitution Center on May 2. Listen to the full podcast: Is compromise a dirty word? Speaker John Boehner spoke for many politicians running for office when he declared “I reject the word.” In the past, political leaders in… [Continue Reading]
Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week: Immigration, VP picks, and Myanmar.