Lyle Denniston looks at whether recent petitions for states to secede from the Union would be constitutionally possible.
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Lyle Denniston looks at how one justice could be a key factor as the Supreme Court evaluates the 10th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act.
Lyle Denniston looks at the prospects for a constitutional right to gay marriage after Tuesday’s milestone referendum votes.
Lyle Denniston looks at claims that a Supreme Court in a second Obama administration would be like “the Warren Court on steroids.”
In 1986, the Supreme Court forbid the execution of an individual convicted of murder, if that person was mentally incompetent at the time of the scheduled execution. An evolving case in Florida has brought that decision back into the headlines.