Would President Richard Nixon have been convicted of a crime if he hadn’t resigned his office in 1974 and received a subsequent pardon? Lyle Denniston takes a new look at the constitutionality of prosecuting a president.
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Is the Citizens United case actually depressing voter turnout in elections? Lyle Denniston looks at the long-term trends behind low voter numbers and which part of the government can best address the issue.
Lyle Denniston looks at the outcome of the John Edwards case, and if the Constitution will tolerate the imaginative use of the criminal law to restrain political campaign donations.
Lyle Denniston looks at a theory that individual states would have to accept same-sex marriage and polygamy if courts strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Constitutional law professor Sanford Levinson says our Constitution is badly in need of an overhaul. Lyle Denniston evaluates the need for more conversation – or maybe a national convention.