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Constitution Check: Will drone policy be tested in court?

Posted 10 months, 29 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 11 months, 4 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.

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

Posted 11 months, 5 days ago.

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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.

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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.

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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.