Lyle Denniston looks at recent statements from retired Justice John Paul Stevens about limiting gun rights, and a political reality that runs counter to that idea.
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Lyle Denniston looks at the contentious issue of whether individuals charged with war crimes based on terrorist acts should be tried in a civilian court or by a military commission.
Lyle Denniston looks at how a remark about Israel by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie touched a nerve that also touches on a constitutional issue about the recognition of foreign governments.
Lyle Denniston looks at how the First Amendment remains a high – and perhaps rising – barrier to close regulation of campaign dollars.
Lyle Denniston looks at claims by the NCAA that the desire of Northwestern University football players to unionize should be decided by the Supreme Court.