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Obama should share his legal justification for collecting Verizon’s phone records

Posted 10 months, 16 days ago.

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Jeffrey Rosen, the CEO of the National Constitution Center and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic, says President Obama should explain the reasoning behind collecting telephone call data for millions of Americans.

So what secrets do we know about the secret court?

Posted 10 months, 16 days ago.

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OK, so the federal government has access to phones records via a “secret court,” as many people learned on Thursday. But what is the court and why is it so secret?

NSA phone call surveillance poses constitutional, political issues

Posted 10 months, 16 days ago.

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The Obama administration is defending on Thursday an apparent secret court order that allows it access to the basic phone call information of many Americans, in an issue that raises important constitutional questions about the scope of government surveillance of private citizens.

Constitution Check: Does the government have the power to limit caffeine in food products?

Posted 10 months, 16 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at an FDA review of foods and drinks that contain caffeine consumed by younger people, and how a 100-year-old Supreme Court decision may affect its outcome.

The Angelina Jolie factor in a Supreme Court case

Posted 10 months, 17 days ago.

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Actress Angelina Jolie isn’t directly a part of a big Supreme Court decision arriving in the next two weeks, but her genetics will play a part in publicity about a patent case with wide-ranging implications.