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Constitution Check: Can Texas get constitutional permission to leave the Union?

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Lyle Denniston looks at whether recent petitions for states to secede from the Union would be constitutionally possible.

Why marijuana prohibition isn’t currently working

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When Colorado and Washington voters passed measures legalizing recreational marijuana last week, they demonstrated — probably unknowingly — a rueful familiarity with the failure of Prohibition.

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Current Petraeus affair has nothing on nation’s first sex scandal

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The current sex scandal involving the CIA, the FBI, the military and possibly several private citizens isn’t the first in Washington, but it has some things in common with the huge scandal that hit Alexander Hamilton more than 200 years ago.

Constitution Check: What does the 10th Amendment have to do with voting rights?

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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.

What the Framers would say about the new marijuana state laws

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Amy Feldman looks at the bigger picture about the controversy over new marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado, and how the Founding Fathers would feel about them.

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