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Constitution Check: Can copyright and the First Amendment coexist on the Internet?

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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The sometimes heated debate over how free the Internet should be was on public display in angry shouting matches at a recent meeting of the House Judiciary Committee working on drafts of the proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act.”

Tags: eBay Eldred v. Ashcroft Facebook Floyd Abrams Golan v. Holder Google Stop Online Piracy Act Twitter Yahoo

Constitution Check: Would a total ban on drivers’ use of cell phones be constitutional?

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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Using a telephone is clearly protected under the First Amendment, and the Supreme Court has said that it even involves a right of personal privacy.

Tags: Deborah Hersman National Transportation Safety Board

Constitution Check: Do parents have a constitutional right to control their children’s access to contraceptives?

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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A developing constitutional “right of sexual privacy” for teenagers under the age of 18 is steeped in controversy, as the recent confrontation over the “Plan B” birth control pill attests.

Tags: Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association Carey v. Population Services Plan B

Constitution Check: Can citizens suspected of terrorism be held indefinitely without a trial?

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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It depends upon how, in a future case, the Supreme Court interprets the first decision on terrorism law to be issued following the September 11, 2001, attacks — Hamdi v. Rumsfeld.

Tags: 2001 Dianne Feinstein Hamdi v. Rumsfeld Sandra Day O'Connor September 11 Supreme Court

Constitution Check: Is the 60-vote norm paralyzing the Senate?

Posted 2 years, 5 months ago.

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Nowhere in the Constitution is there a requirement that, to get anything controversial done in the Senate, the votes of 60 senators are necessary.

Tags: Jeff Merkley Ron Johnson