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Internet sales tax battle royale shaping up in Congress

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Most Americans could pay more local and state sales taxes on items they buy online if pro-tax forces win a fight in Congress underway this week. But will the bill run afoul of the same constitutional problem that affected the health care decision last June?

Five constitutional issues raised by the Boston Marathon case

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A week after the Boston Marathon bombings, one suspect is in custody, another is dead, and a nation mourns the victims. Along the way, the intense publicity over the case has generated some debate about constitutional issues.

Constitution Check: Are there limits on questioning a bombing suspect?

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Lyle Denniston looks at the issues of Miranda warnings, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Tsarnaev’s protections under the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment, and the public safety exception.

Congress pushes for ‘Internet Freedom’ as U.N. showdown looms

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The House is pushing forward in an effort to block a United Nations-related group from potentially allowing countries to censor the Internet, before an international showdown this fall.

Video: The Story of Earth Day

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Part of being an active citizen is taking care of your environment, so the National Constitution Center is helping citizens celebrate Earth Day!