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Constitution Check: Will drone policy be tested in court?

Posted 10 months, 29 days ago.


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 11 months, 4 days ago.


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.

Constitution Check: Can news-gathering be prosecuted as a crime?

Posted 11 months, 5 days ago.


Lyle Denniston examines the argument, made by some, that reporters can be tried under the Espionage Act for seeking out the news about a classified program.

Can President Obama influence the public debate on drone attacks?

Posted 11 months, 6 days ago.


President Barack Obama has agreed to shift control of fatal drone attacks from the CIA to the military. But will this step, and a high-profile speech, change the public debate about the constitutionality of the controversial program?

Which came first: The chicken, the egg or the 10th Amendment?

Posted 11 months, 7 days ago.


A current brawl in Washington features a fight over who can sell eggs in California and whether Congress is violating the intent the its 10th Amendment in a way that could scramble consumer prices.