Did President Obama endorse a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage? Constitutional expert Lyle Denniston looks at four ways the president could endorse the legal right of same-sex couples to enter civil marriage that could apply to all states – if he chose to do so.
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The Obama Administration says lethal drone strikes on terrorism suspects are in full accordance with the law. But should it engage in more public discussion on the constitutional justification for such a policy?
Could Congress, by the act of passing a new federal law, nationalize the power to issue charters for business corporations? Here is a concise explanation of the issue.
It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.
Between the extremes of a hands-off attitude and assigning blame for destroying courtroom decorum, trial judges have very wide discretion to decide how to run their courtrooms.