Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how the U.S. Sentencing Commission is helping in two ways to serve the goal of the Eighth Amendment by barring “cruel and unusual punishment.”
It was 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes.
The mass media downplayed last week’s Obama administration ruling that five U.S. territories don’t have to implement most of the Affordable Care Act. But two court rulings this week about Obamacare could focus more attention on the Department of Health and Human Services’ decision.
The latest polling data on Congress, the least popular branch of government, shows that voters remain unhappy with lawmakers on a historic level, but may be less likely to vote this November.
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, discussed two new federal court rulings on the Affordable Care Act with the Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC.