Dec 8

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

Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.


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.

Jul 7

Lyle’s look back: Supreme Court term in review

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago.


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.

May 17

Do conflict of interest laws conflict with free speech?

Posted 2 years, 11 months ago.


Here’s what you need to know about the precedent-setting case of Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan.

Jan 14

When police accidentally catch a drug user, can they arrest him?

Posted 3 years, 3 months ago.


In our latest addition of “You be the judge” can police arrest a man doing drugs when they entered his apartment without a warrant… on accident?