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The Supreme Court in the Hatfield-McCoy feud

Posted 1 year, 10 months ago.

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The deadly feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys, which was set off with a dispute over a hog, was partially settled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1888.

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Constitution Check: Do women have a constitutional right to serve in military combat?

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Are women guaranteed a constitutional right to serve their country in direct active- military combat? Lyle Denniston looks at a lawsuit that seeks to break the glass ceiling on the battlefield.

Constitution Check: Must gay marriage be a fundamental right in order to exist?

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A Washington Post reporter says a potential Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as a fundamental right could help nullify rulings in more than 30 states. Lyle Denniston explains the issue isn’t as simple as it seems.

Constitution Check: Will the courts strike down the Senate filibuster?

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.

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Does a case for banning the use of the filibuster in the Senate stand a chance of success with the Supreme Court? Lyle Denniston looks at a recent news story that claims the case looks strong.

Constitution Check: Has the president endorsed a constitutional right to same-sex marriage?

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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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