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Strict D.C. law against gun-carrying struck down

July 25, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

In a ruling that significantly broadens the right to carry a gun outside one’s own home, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a city or state may not constitutionally limit that right to individuals who have some specific need to protect themselves. 

Rumored federal medical marijuana changes raise federalism issues

July 25, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to release a report this week that may urge more federal interdiction against state-level medical marijuana programs – a move that would raise some compelling legal and policy questions.

Jeffrey Rosen guests on Washington Post’s “Constitutional” podcast

July 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen is the featured guest on the Washington Post’s new “Constitutional” podcast series.

The question of president immunity back in the spotlight

July 24, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

This weekend, the New York Times published a Clinton-era memo that suggested that a President could be indicted while on office, a report that is renewing an old constitutional debate about presidential immunity.

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