President Barack Obama’s new executive orders about immigration have reignited a long-simmering debate about the constitutional extent of the President’s powers to act independently of Congress.
In this commentary, Chris Edelson from American University argues that the Supreme Court has a chance in its upcoming Zivotofsky v. Kerry decision to correct a precedent it set in 1936 about presidential powers.
A group of Harvard University students is turning to the courts to force an end to the school’s investments in gas, oil and coal companies. The lawsuit, announced on Thursday, is the latest battle in the ongoing campaign for divestment on many college campuses.
On Thursday night, President Barack Obama will explain his legal reasoning behind an executive order on immigration. So what options do Republican leaders have to block an action that could allow up to 5 million currently unauthorized immigrants to stay in the United States?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at cases working their way through the lower courts about affirmative action and what they could indicate about societal views of the “race question.”