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Might insurers get ACA subsidies anyway?

October 20, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

A federal judge in San Francisco suggested on Thursday that insurance companies who face an imminent cutoff by the Trump Administration of subsidies for providing health coverage for lower-income people may have a legal right to get those payments anyway.

Podcast: The evolution of voting rights

October 20, 2017 By NCC Staff

Debo Adegbile and Will Consovoy join National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss constitutional challenges to the Voting Rights Act and election law.

Can a Senator serve in Congress after a conviction in court?

October 20, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

As the Robert Menendez trial winds down, the New Jersey congressional caucus faces an odd scenario if the Senator is convicted of political corruption charges. Should Menendez remain in office if he is found guilty and he then appeals the case?

The Louisiana Purchase: Jefferson’s constitutional gamble

October 20, 2017 By NCC Staff

On October 20, 1803, the Senate ratified a treaty with France, promoted by President Thomas Jefferson, that doubled the size of the United States. But was Jefferson empowered to make that $15 million deal under the Constitution?

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