Jun 28

Updated: Understanding the health care decision in three minutes



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The Supreme Court’s historic decision on President Barack Obama’s health-care reform program seems complicated, but much of it can be broken down to a few concepts we can all understand.



Jun 26

Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court showing a political bias?



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Lyle Denniston looks at claims that the nine Supreme Court justices aren’t making decisions independent of political parties.



Jun 26

The issue isn’t the electoral college, but close elections



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Villanova University’s Lara Brown says the Electoral College could be in play again this November, and explains why it might still be the best system out there for picking a president.



Jun 25

George Washington’s Constitution returns home



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A hand-annotated personal version of the U.S. Constitution owned by George Washington is returning to Mount Vernon, after a record auction in New York City. A bidder spent $10 million on the folio, which had Washington’s personal notes on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. After the auction, it turned out that bidder was… [Continue Reading]



Jun 20

Legal doctrine, social change and the path of civil rights progress



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Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks back at Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court decision that invalidates laws barring a Texas law that prohibited sexual acts between same sex couples.