Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at a new debate over the nature of local policing, and if a program of military giveaways may have had some seriously unfortunate consequences in the Ferguson situation.
Hawaii joined the Union on this day in 1959, an act that remains historically significant but not without controversy.
For the first time in nearly a century, a sitting Texas governor faces criminal charges for alleged “abuse of official capacity” and “coercion of a public official” in an ongoing dispute with a local district attorney.
After more violence in Ferguson, Missouri, reports of additional journalist arrests have sparked debate about the media’s First Amendment right to report the news without obstructing police activities.
The public protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over a police shooting have expanded an ongoing debate about the First Amendment right of journalists and citizens to record video of police activities.