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Free speech and public safety clash at the Supreme Court

May 28, 2014 By Nicandro Iannacci

This June promises to be a busy month for the Supreme Court, with at least 10 major cases undecided by May's end. Here's a look at a closely watched case about the First Amendment rights of pro-life protesters and "buffer zones" in public areas.

Texas abortion law case seems headed toward Supreme Court test

March 28, 2014 By NCC Staff

A federal appeals court ruling on Thursday upheld abortion laws in Texas and seemingly sets up a very important Supreme Court test at some point.

The Constitution in 2014: Abortion law in front of Supreme Court

December 26, 2013 By Lyle Denniston

In this second article of a five-part series, Lyle Denniston surveys the constitutional issues developing on abortion. Later articles will deal with health care, same-sex marriage, and elections. The first article dealt with the war on terrorism.

Broader meaning of the Supreme Court’s abortion order

November 20, 2013 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court’s order yesterday allowing Texas to continue to enforce a law that has led to the closing of many abortion clinics in Texas was a cautious step, in the view of some of the Justices. But it may well have a broader meaning.

Constitution Check: What is the government’s role on teen sex?

May 7, 2013 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston looks at the rights of parents and children in the decision to potentially allow younger teens to buy Plan B contraceptives.

When demographics killed one political party

November 12, 2012 By Donald Applestein Esq.

Don Applestein goes back to 1800, figuratively, when a demographic problem killed off the party of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.

Constitution Check: Will voters decide the fate of the “Personhood Amendment”?

August 30, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston looks at the prospect of potential state anti-abortion amendments passing Constitutional muster in a Supreme Court ruling.

Some conservatives steamed about Condi Rice rumors

July 13, 2012 By NCC Staff

Matt Drudge’s trial balloon story about Condoleezza Rice as Mitt Romney’s running mate is causing waves among some conservatives.

The Constitution This Week: Personhood, protesters, and partisanship

May 4, 2012 By Holly Munson

Here’s a brief look at the top constitutional news stories and commentaries from this week. The top three: personhood, tea party protesters, and partisanship.

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