Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Four)
Media
Recalling the Pentagon Papers Case, 50 Years On (Part Four)
2021-05-12 21:59:31
by Dan McCue

(This is the fourth and final part of a four-part series. The first three parts can be read here, here and here.) The First Amendment Prevails The Supreme Court’s decision in the Pentagon Papers case, officially, New York Times Co.... Read More

US Lawmakers Unveil Anti-Slavery Constitutional Amendment
Civil Rights
US Lawmakers Unveil Anti-Slavery Constitutional Amendment

NEW YORK (AP) — National lawmakers introduced a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. The resolution, spearheaded and supported by Democratic members of the House... Read More

House Releases 2021 Legislative Calendar
Congress
House Releases 2021 Legislative Calendar
2020-12-02 19:23:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The first session of the 117th Congress will convene at noon on a Sunday in January and have an extra-long August recess, according to the House calendar released by Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Wednesday. And of course,... Read More

Battle Being Waged Over Free Speech
Congress
Battle Being Waged Over Free Speech
2020-09-08 15:10:02
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — According to the American Conservation Society, conservatives are using the First Amendment to challenge progressive legislation. They assert that the Free Speech Clause is being used by corporate and right-wing interests to undermine progressive efforts in areas such... Read More

Constitution Does Not Bar Issuance of State Criminal Subpoena to Sitting President
Supreme Court
Constitution Does Not Bar Issuance of State Criminal Subpoena to Sitting President
2020-07-09 16:05:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that neither Article II of the Constitution nor the Supremacy Clause categorically preclude or require a heightened standard for the issuance of a state criminal subpoena to a sitting president. The 7-2... Read More

States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution
Litigation
States’ Attorneys General Sue to Force ERA into Constitution
2020-02-06 21:55:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The attorneys general of Virginia, Illinois and Nevada are suing in federal court for an order that would add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On January 27 Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the... Read More

Four Impeachment Scholars to Open Judiciary Committee’s Hearing
In The News
Four Impeachment Scholars to Open Judiciary Committee’s Hearing

WASHINGTON — Four experts on presidential impeachment will fill the witness table during the House Judiciary Committee’s opening hearing of historic proceedings to determine whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler is depicting Wednesday’s session as... Read More

Appeals Court Says Ohio Execution Protocol Doesn’t Cause Unconstitutional Pain
Criminal Justice
Appeals Court Says Ohio Execution Protocol Doesn’t Cause Unconstitutional Pain

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that just because an inmate feels like he’s being suffocated after a lethal injection, that doesn’t amount to cruel and unusual punishment. A three-judge panel of the court,... Read More

Trump Can't Block Critics From Twitter Account, Appeals Court Says
Law
Trump Can't Block Critics From Twitter Account, Appeals Court Says
2019-07-09 17:48:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -  President Donald Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking his critics' posts from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Earlier this year during oral arguments, Justice Department attorney Jennifer Utrecht argued Trump's Twitter account... Read More

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