Lyle Denniston examines a claim that the federal Clery Act, a 21-year-old law designed to improve college campus security, is beyond Congress’s legislative powers. The federal government is now investigating whether Penn State University violated the Clery Act by failing to deal with a years-long sex scandal in its football program. The statements at issue: […]
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Lyle Denniston explores the new debate over attempts in Congress to force public disclosure of donors to presidential and congressional election campaigns. The statements at issue: “I think Thomas Jefferson would have said the more speech, the better. That’s what the First Amendment is all about. So long as the people know where speech is […]
Lyle Denniston looks at a controversial issue that is seemingly headed back to the Supreme Court: the legal rights of the Boy Scouts of America to exclude gays from membership.
Lyle Denniston looks at how Mitt Romney could try to overturn the Affordable Care Act if he were president – a task that could be very difficult.
Lyle Denniston looks at claims the Supreme Court really upheld the most controversial part of Arizona’s immigration law, when in fact that might not be an accurate statement.