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Constitution Check: Is the war crimes court constitutionally jinxed?

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Lyle Denniston looks at the troubled history of the Guantanamo Bay trials and their unsettled future.

Boy Scouts delay decision on gay membership

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The national organization that sets broad rules for the Boy Scouts of America says it needs more time to consider lifting an overall ban of gay scouts and gay scout leaders.

Why James Madison thought ambition was a good thing

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On the anniversary of The Federalist No. 51, Don Applestein Esq. explains how James Madison thought ambition—in moderation—was essential for democracy.

Constitution Check: Is the War Powers Clause a dead letter in the Cyberspace Age?

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Does the Constitution give the president the power to conduct cyber-warfare? Lyle Denniston looks a new issue involving the War Powers Clause.

Your one-stop primer on the Senate filibuster

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The Senate filibuster has had a banner month so far. In late January, the Senate approved modest changes to the filibuster. And this week, there has been speculation that Senate Republicans might resort to a filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary.