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Constitution Check: Can the government use money to control what private groups say?

Posted 10 months, 1 day ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the Supreme Court’s role in deciding if Congress can control how people or organizations spend money from federal programs.

Voting Rights battle may not end at Supreme Court

Posted 10 months, 2 days ago.

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In the next week, many experts believe the Supreme Court could strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act. But a legendary congressman says the fight is just beginning, and that battle could be on the floors of Congress.

Panel to meet today in secret about the NSA

Posted 10 months, 3 days ago.

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An oversight panel six years in the making will hear testimony on Wednesday in another secret proceeding involving the National Security Agency, government surveillance and the secret court known as FISC.

Constitution Check: How much power do states have to control who gets to vote?

Posted 10 months, 4 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston explains why Congress and the states both came away with something after Monday’s decision about voting qualifications in Arizona.

Constitution Check: Has the ACLU cleared a big hurdle to challenging secret spying?

Posted 10 months, 8 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at two new lawsuits about government surveillance that may force federal courts to think more deeply as to just what kind of evidence can be considered in a national security case.