Will public opinion polls sway the Supreme Court as it considers two cases related to same-sex marriage? Lyle Denniston looks at how the court has discussed the idea of political pressures in the past.
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Lyle Denniston examines claims that the Second Amendment protects gun-ownership rights extensively and how that jibes with a 2008 Supreme Court decision.
Lyle Denniston looks at the constitutional argument that a president has to defend in court a law passed by Congress, even if the president thinks the law in unjust.
Lyle Denniston looks at due process and the public debate over the president’s authority to use drones as a weapon within the U.S.
Lyle Denniston looks at the Bob Woodward controversy, and if President Obama’s administration is testing the First Amendment in its relationship with journalists.