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Holder’s same-sex marriage move heats up separation of powers debate

Posted 2 months, 4 days ago.

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Attorney Eric Holder is making sweeping changes about how the federal government extends rights to legally married same-sex couples, in areas where the federal government has jurisdiction. The move should add more fuel to the debate over the roles of the executive, Congress and the states in deciding social issues.

A legal victory for drones warrants a Fourth Amendment discussion

Posted 2 months, 7 days ago.

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A recent legal decision in North Dakota that used evidence against an American citizen using a drone – and gathered without a warrant – raises some interesting arguments about the Fourth Amendment in the 21st century.

Video: Executive power in a time of war

Posted 2 months, 8 days ago.

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Chris Edelson of American University and Lou Fisher of the Constitution Project join National Constitution Center CEO Jeffrey Rosen to examine if the President’s evolving power to take military action without a formal Congressional war declaration.

Constitution Check: What does it mean that there is a right to “bear” guns?

Posted 2 months, 8 days ago.

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Lyle Denniston looks at two Second Amendment cases under consideration at the Supreme Court later this month that would clarify questions posed by the National Rifle Association.

Common misunderstandings about Miranda warnings

Posted 2 months, 9 days ago.

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The Miranda warning comes from one of the biggest legal cases of the 1960s–and thanks to countless arrest scenes in TV and movies, it’s one of the best-known applications of the Fifth Amendment. But what you don’t know about Miranda could be more significant than you think.