Jul 14

The difference between “not guilty” and “innocent”



Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.

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As a country, we have long argued over constitutional safeguards for criminal defendants, and we will continue to do so long after Casey Anthony is forgotten.



Jul 7

Lyle’s look back: Supreme Court term in review



Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.

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Veteran Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston—the Center’s new Advisor on Constitutional Literacy and blog contributor—presented a colorful insider’s perspective on the Supreme Court’s recently concluded term to a capacity crowd.



Jan 13

The Last Time Filibusters Threatened A Constitutional Meltdown



Posted 3 years, 3 months ago.

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By Lyle Denniston The Republicans’ frustration with Democratic filibusters of Bush nominees to appeals courts reached a new level in May 2005. The Republican Senate leaders announced that, if the filibusters continued, they would attempt a drastic procedure – one that soon would be called the “nuclear option” for its capacity to destroy the capacity… [Continue Reading]



Mar 30

Featured Guest Blogger: Lyle Denniston



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Of “Standing” and “Injury” and Something Called “Ashwander Doctrine”Peering Through the Looking-glass at the Constitutional Challenges to “Obama-care” When Americans join in a hearty fight over a major public policy, they usually prove that Alexis de Toqueville was right. The shrewd French observer of life in America wrote in 1831: “Scarcely any political question arises… [Continue Reading]