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May 28
Constitution Check: Do the Supreme Court and other federal courts need a watchdog?

Constitution Check: Do the Supreme Court and other federal courts need a watchdog?

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at an effort by Senator Charles Grassley to create an inspector general to monitor the Supreme Court and other federal courts.

May 28
Lincoln and Taney’s great writ showdown

Lincoln and Taney’s great writ showdown

On May 28, 1861, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney directly challenged President Abraham Lincoln’s wartime suspension of the great writ of habeas corpus, in a national constitutional showdown.

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