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The president as emperor? The current executive power debate

Posted 16 days ago.

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Has President Obama exceeded his constitutional power as president? Or have the president’s actions mirrored those of other past leaders? Here’s a look at the book that started the Imperial Presidency debate, back in 1973, and some ideas from its author.

Constitution Check: Do college athletes have a right to be paid a salary?

Posted 17 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at claims by the NCAA that the desire of Northwestern University football players to unionize should be decided by the Supreme Court.

Constitution Check: Does the Fourth Amendment protect the privacy of telephone conversations?

Posted 24 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at recent remarks by Justice Antonin Scalia that the Fourth Amendment might not prevent the government from listening to your phone calls.

Constitution Check: Does the First Amendment require live broadcasts of the Supreme Court?

Posted 1 month, 1 day ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the debate over televising Supreme Court proceedings and how a recent incident at the Court may have highlighted a potential problem with live broadcasts.

Fourth Amendment law is at a crossroads

Posted 1 month, 7 days ago.

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In this commentary, Cato’s Jim Harper says the Supreme Court needs to carefully consider how police search the contents of cellphones in two huge cases the Justices will hear in April.