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

Posted 1 year, 5 months ago.

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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

Obama regains footing but Libya looms over final debate

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.

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In round two of the presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney went toe to toe, with two polls saying Obama won narrowly. But the Libya issue will stay in the spotlight until next Monday’s final debate.

Top 10 Halloween ideas for Founding Fathers and presidents

Posted 1 year, 6 months ago.

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Is there a better way to understand history than by playing a historical character at Halloween? Here are some cool ways men, women, children and even pets get have some fun and learn at the same time.