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Echoes of Watergate in the current media leak situation

Posted 10 months, 21 days ago.

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Today marks the anniversary of one of the biggest “reveals” in journalism history: the naming of the Watergate source. The irony is that the current feud between the press and the executive branch has some people making Watergate comparisons again.

When does a public school have the right to search its students?

Posted 10 months, 21 days ago.

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Contributor Amy Feldman examines a case in Canada where students were strip-searched for a cellphone, and how that case would have played out in the United States.

Constitution Check: Is the government too big for checks and balances?

Posted 10 months, 22 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at claims that a “fourth branch” of the government is putting a bureaucratic stranglehold on the other three branches, as well as state governments.

Constitution Check: Will drone policy be tested in court?

Posted 10 months, 23 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the latest turn in a lawsuit over the deaths of three American citizens killed by drones as part of the war on terrorism.

Guantanamo poses a costly dilemma for the president and Congress

Posted 10 months, 28 days ago.

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President Barack Obama is renewing his efforts to close the Guantanamo terror prison over congressional objections, even though the Pentagon is asking for more money to maintain it.