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Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Applying the Constitution to Guantánamo prisoners

June 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 29, 2006, the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration's use of military commissions to try suspected terrorists was illegal.

Podcast EXTRA: A celebration of Lyle Denniston

June 28, 2017 By NCC Staff

"The dean of the Supreme Court press corps" reflects on the Court, the Constitution, and his long career.

Eminent domain still under fire

June 23, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court ruled in the controversial, landmark case of Kelo v. City of New London.

Supreme Court Scorecard (Updated 6/22/2017): The current term

June 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

The Supreme Court is heading toward the home stretch of an eventful and unusual term. Here is a quick update of the major cases heard in Court since October, with a few other cases left undecided.

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Podcast: Government leaks and the Espionage Act at 100

June 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

Cybersecurity expert Paul Rosenzweig and Stephen Vladeck of the University of Texas explore the constitutional debate over leaks and their publication.

10 fascinating facts about the world’s biggest law firm

June 22, 2017 By NCC Staff

The Department of Justice was created on this day in 1870. Here’s a quick look at what’s commonly called the biggest law firm in the world.

Video: John Avlon and Washington’s Warning to Future Generations

June 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses his new book, Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations. 

When the Supreme Court ruled to allow American flag burning

June 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 21, 1989, a deeply divided United States Supreme Court upheld the rights of protesters to burn the American flag in a landmark First Amendment decision.

The day the Constitution was ratified

June 21, 2017 By NCC Staff

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the Constitution.

Video: What Happened to Congress?

June 19, 2017 By NCC Staff

Josh Chafetz, author of Congress’s Constitution, Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, and David Mayhew, author of The Imprint of Congress, discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back.

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