Does President Obama have a duty to raise the debt ceiling without Congress if there is danger of a default? Or would such an act be outside of the Constitution? Three leading constitutional experts debated that thorny issue in a special event at the National Constitution Center this week.
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Lyle Denniston looks at Senator Patrick Leahy’s efforts to influence the constitutional conversation about the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, by seeking more accountability for its actions.
Three leading constitutional experts joined the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen this week to discuss one of the most unique topics in constitutional law: the 14th Amendment and the debt ceiling.
Lincoln Caplan says the latest showdown between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate over a key U.S. Court of Appeals nominee could wind up being a critical test of the filibuster’s power.
Justin Levitt from Loyola Law School says lawmakers should listen to recent comments from two prominent jurists if they want to safeguard votes without posing undue hurdles for eligible citizens.