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Obama wins, Romney concedes

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President Barack Obama won re-election on Tuesday night, after a difficult, closely fought election with Mitt Romney.

Constitution Check: Would an Obama victory turn the Supreme Court sharply to the left?

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Lyle Denniston looks at claims that a Supreme Court in a second Obama administration would be like “the Warren Court on steroids.”

Constitution Check: When is an individual too mentally ill to be executed for his crimes?

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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.

Constitution Check: Do students speak for themselves, or for the school?

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Lyle Denniston examines a recent case of Texas public high school cheerleaders who claim free speech allows them to use religious statements at football games.

Constitution Check: Can citizens be trusted to actually be citizens?

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at the core constitutional question of how far states may go to require proof of citizenship