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As GOP presumed nominee Mitt Romney tours overseas, talk continues about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s potential effect on the presidential race.
As we head into a fall election season with a lot of public debate about heated issues, we look at five possible ones that could get the ultimate elective test: a vote on becoming a Constitutional amendment.
Lyle Denniston canvasses the history of the apparently unending debate—with constitutional overtones—about television broadcasting of Supreme Court proceedings. The statements at issue: “The First Amendment has nothing to do with whether we have to televise our proceedings.” – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a comment during an interview on the cable TV network C-SPAN,… [Continue Reading]
This week marks the anniversary of the odd, tragic story of Silas Deane, a Founding Father who was later banned from America and died under mysterious circumstances.
Constitution Check: Does Congress have the authority to require universities to monitor campus crimes?
Lyle Denniston examines a claim that the federal Clery Act, a 21-year-old law designed to improve college campus security, is beyond Congress’s legislative powers. The federal government is now investigating whether Penn State University violated the Clery Act by failing to deal with a years-long sex scandal in its football program. The statements at issue:… [Continue Reading]