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Constitution Check: Can a violation of the Emoluments Clause be proven?

December 19, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily's Supreme Court correspondent, says that unanswered constitutional questions about the president's acceptance of financial gifts or things of value from foreign governments might reside in the White House itself.

Constitution Check: Could the Supreme Court handle a long-term vacancy?

October 19, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at how the Supreme Court may be confronted with a more challenging situation if its current vacancy continues through the term that runs through late next June.

Constitution Check: Why does the Supreme Court refuse to hear some big cases?

October 4, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at Monday's denial of a rehearing in the Obama administration’s immigration case and why it could stand out in the court’s history.

Constitution Check: Could Roe v. Wade be overruled without amending the Constitution?

September 28, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at an argument supported by Rand Paul in a proposed Senate bill that seeks to use the 14th Amendment as a way to end abortion without enacting a constitutional amendment.

Constitution Check: Does the government have power to protect sacred Indian sites?

September 13, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, our Supreme Court correspondent, examines the controversy over an oil pipeline that will run across land considered sacred by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, over the tribe's objections.

Constitution Check: Do online publishers have a right to gather news?

September 8, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, our Supreme Court correspondent, looks a Senate subcommittee’s demand for information from an online publisher about how it conducts its business – and a potential First Amendment conflict that could merit the Supreme Court’s attention.

Constitution Check: Is the Obama immigration policy stalled nationwide?

September 1, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, our Supreme Court correspondent, look at a lawsuit that claims a federal judge’s ban on President Obama’s immigration policies shouldn’t apply nationwide.

Constitution Check: Might the courts end the Senate impasse on Garland?

August 30, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a lawsuit from a New Mexico attorney that seeks to force the Senate to act on Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination.

Constitution Check: When unmarried couples split, who gets their property?

August 24, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

National Constitution Center Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a new equality pursuit that may wind up at the Supreme Court, involving due process and unmarried couples.

Constitution Check: Has the U.S. war against ISIS in Syria been illegal from the start?

August 22, 2016 By Lyle Denniston

Constitution Daily Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at a lawsuit from an Army officer that contests the legality of military actions against taken against the Islamic State.

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