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Obama’s climate rule to face legal challenges, again

August 4, 2015 By Nicandro Iannacci

The climate may be changing, but opposition to government regulation is not.

Constitution Check: Is partisan gerrymandering beginning to get into legal trouble?

June 30, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, explains how Monday’s Supreme Court ruling about gerrymandering has pointed the way for other states to take up the cause of challenging bitter and divisive partisanship.

Constitution Check: What power does the government have to control “mobile billboards”?

June 19, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the broad implications of Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling about messages on license plates.

Same-sex marriage controversy shifts to North Carolina

June 3, 2015 By NCC Staff

The latest battleground over same-sex marriage and religious freedom is in a state where the legislature might allow state officials to stop performing all marriages, for a limited time, in certain cases.

Supreme Court accepts one person, one vote case for fall

May 26, 2015 By Scott Bomboy

There were no major decisions at the Supreme Court on Tuesday but a significant new case about voting representation was accepted for arguments this fall.

Constitution Check: Could a state legislature scuttle a national right to same-sex marriage?

May 14, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a move in the Texas state legislature that could test federal supremacy on the question of same-sex marriage.

Interest picks up in legal marijuana as constitutional issue

April 16, 2015 By Scott Bomboy

Comments from a GOP presidential contender and a federal judge have put the issue of states legalizing marijuana back on the constitutional front burner.

Constitution Check: What do states hope to gain by going to court more often?

April 10, 2015 By Lyle Denniston

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at a new wave of states’ rights advocacy, giving the impression – at least some of the time – that a historic shift could be underway.

Podcast: Abraham Lincoln, civil liberties and free speech

April 9, 2015 By NCC Staff

National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen is joined by top constitutional experts Michael Kent Curtis and Michael Stokes Paulsen to discuss Abraham Lincoln’s complicated constitutional legacy.

Sheriffs file Supremacy Clause suit to stop pot in Colorado

March 6, 2015 By Scott Bomboy

A second legal challenge is emerging in the federal court system to Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, with the latest lawsuit repeating a challenge on constitutional grounds.

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