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On this day, Supreme Court temporarily finds death penalty unconstitutional

June 29, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On June 29, 1972, the Court decided in a complicated ruling, Furman v. Georgia, that the death penalty application in three cases was unconstitutional. The Court clarified that ruling in 1976, putting the death penalty back on the books under different circumstances.

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.

New Jersey bets on 10th Amendment in Supreme Court case

June 28, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

New Jersey’s long struggle to legalize single-game sports betting within the state will likely end, one way or another, with a Supreme Court decision focusing on a broad constitutional issue.

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