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Constitution Check: Is the right to have a gun gaining new protection?

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Of all the next-level questions that were stirred up by the Supreme Court’s rulings in 2008 and 2010, the most significant was whether that right was available only within one’s home, or whether it reached at least some places in public.

Tags: Alan M. Gottleib Benson Everett Legg Second Amendment Foundation

Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court give us Super PACs?

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What is a Super PAC, and what connection, if any, does such an organization have to the Citizens United decision?

Tags: Buckley v. Valeo Campaign Finance Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Dan Abrams David Brooks Super PAC

Constitution Check: How far can states go to dictate medical procedures?

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As long ago as the late 19th Century, the Supreme Court began recognizing that, in American law, it would be an illegal assault to require an individual to undergo a medical procedure without that person’s consent.

Tags: Robert McDonnell Roe v. Wade Union Pacific Railway Co. v. Botsford

Constitution Check: Is the constitutionality of the “war on terrorism” a settled issue?

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Ten years have passed since the U.S. government opened the military detention facility at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, symbolizing an energetic effort to round up suspected terrorists. Perhaps a decade might have been long enough for the constitutional issues over war-on-terrorism policies to get settled. That hasn’t happened, though.

Tags: Boumediene v. Bush civil liberties Guantanamo Bay Jack Goldsmith

Constitution Check: Is affirmative action in college admissions doomed?

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In a continuing series of posts, Lyle Denniston provides responses based on the Constitution and its history to public statements about the meaning of the Constitution and what duties it imposes or rights it protects. Today’s topic: the future of college admissions policies based on race. The statement at issue: “I think it’s ominous. It… [Continue Reading]

Tags: Affirmative Action Fisher v. University of Texas Grutter v. Bollinger John G. Roberts Lee Bollinger Sandra Day O'Connor William H. Rehnquist