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The most obscure Constitutional Amendment?

March 29, 2017 By NCC Staff

On March 29, 1961, Ohio and Kansas voted to ratify the Constitution’s 23rd Amendment. Today, that amendment remains obscure and still controversial to a small, but critical, group of Americans.

Supreme Court redefines intellectual disability

March 28, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

While still insisting that state governments do not have to follow exactly all of the medical community's standards for defining intellectual disability of criminal suspects, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday narrowed even further states' option to create their own standards when deciding who is eligible to be executed for murder.

Sanctuary city moves could force issue closer to court dates

March 28, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

The Justice Department’s announcement of funding sanctions against cities and counties that don’t honor some immigration enforcement policies is the latest step toward a seemingly inevitable legal showdown.

Full 4th Circuit Court may rule on immigration

March 27, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

A federal appeals court getting set to review a Maryland judge’s order against President Trump’s immigration restrictions is considering bypassing a three-judge panel and to hear the case before all 15 active judges. The process, rarely used in that court, could speed up the process considerably.

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