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

Posted 1 year, 10 months ago.

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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?

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.

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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.

Tags: Barack Obama same-sex marriages

Constitution Check: How transparent is the legal basis for drone strikes?

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.

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The Obama Administration says lethal drone strikes on terrorism suspects are in full accordance with the law. But should it engage in more public discussion on the constitutional justification for such a policy?

Tags: Barack Obama civil liberties

Constitution Check: Could Congress take over the creation of business corporations?

Posted 1 year, 11 months ago.

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Could Congress, by the act of passing a new federal law, nationalize the power to issue charters for business corporations? Here is a concise explanation of the issue.

Tags: Commerce Clause tax havens