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Supreme Court takes big privacy case, but denies Ten Commandments appeal

October 16, 2017 By NCC Staff

The United States Supreme Court will be taking on a second major privacy case this term, but it won’t take a challenge that denied the placement of a Ten Commandments monument at a New Mexico city hall.

Justices won’t clarify military tribunal powers

October 16, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

Sending another strong signal that the troubled military commission system at Guantanamo Bay won’t be second-guessed by the Supreme Court, the Justices on Monday turned down an attempt to head off a major trial of a high-profile terrorism case. 

Justice Byron White: A retrospective

October 16, 2017 By Lyle Denniston

On October 16, 1962, Justice Byron R. White joined the Supreme Court as one of two appointments made by President John F. Kennedy. In 2012, Constitution Daily contributor Lyle Denniston wrote a retrospective about White's Supreme Court career, which he have reprinted here.

10 fascinating facts on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday

October 14, 2017 By NCC Staff

Dwight Eisenhower was a rarity in American politics, when he won the presidency in 1952 in his first campaign as a politician. So what else was unique about the 34th President?

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