Lyle Denniston looks at a new law that might end the ability of the Westboro Baptist Church to protest at military funerals.
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Lyle Denniston looks at the controversy over anonymous student evaluations of college faculty, and the rights of instructors to know who may be accusing them of teaching poorly.
Lyle Denniston looks at the likelihood of Tea Party senators in the next Congress, and what it could mean for the age-old arguments about the role of government.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Voter ID issue possibly affecting the legitimacy of the next president, if opponents of such measures can prove voter suppression existed during the election.
Lyle Denniston canvasses the history of the apparently unending debate—with constitutional overtones—about television broadcasting of Supreme Court proceedings. The statements at issue: “The First Amendment has nothing to do with whether we have to televise our proceedings.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a comment during an interview on the cable TV network C-SPAN, […]