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How will the federal courts function if the shutdown continues?

January 25, 2019 By Scott Bomboy

This week, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts said it could sustain its current operations until January 31 if the current partial federal government shutdown continues. But what happens to the federal judiciary if that deadline passes?

On this day, a win for ‘stop and frisk’

June 10, 2018 By NCC Staff

On June 10, 1968, the Court ruled that a police officer may stop and search a citizen on the street if the officer has "reasonable suspicion" that the citizen is armed or involved in a crime.

The Cohen case and attorney-client privilege

April 13, 2018 By Ugonna Eze

The recent raid on the office of Michael Cohen, one of President Trump’s personal lawyers, has raised a number of questions on attorney-client privilege and the circumstances under which the privilege can be overcome. 

Video: Digital privacy in the 21st century

May 11, 2017 By NCC Staff

Following a keynote address by National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen, leading experts consider the future of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.

Podcast: The Fourth Amendment and civil liberties

October 27, 2016 By NCC Staff

Tracey Meares of Yale University and John Stinneford of the University of Florida explore how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump approach policing and privacy.

Podcast: Felons and the right to vote

May 19, 2016 By NCC Staff

Roger Clegg of the Center for Equal Opportunity and Erika Wood of New York Law School debate whether voting rights should be restored for people with past criminal convictions.

Felons and the right to vote

May 2, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

On April 22, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe ordered the restoration of voting rights for more than 200,000 citizens with past criminal convictions, drawing attention to a growing national issue.

Podcast: Bob McDonnell, public corruption, and the Supreme Court

April 28, 2016 By NCC Staff

Noah Bookbinder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Judge Nancy Gertner of Harvard Law School discuss McDonnell v. United States.

Can you be punished for refusing to take a breath alcohol test?

April 20, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Birchfield v. North Dakota, a case about the right of citizens to refuse a breath alcohol test.

What does the future of policing look like?

March 31, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Legal experts offer reforms, big and small, that may show the country a way forward.

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