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Newswire: Kagan marks new SCOTUS era

October 6, 2010 by Dr. Steve Frank


Every day the Constitution Newswire selects the most Constitutionally relevant stories on the web. On Wednesdays, Steve Frank will recap the best of the best with links to the actual Constitution. If you would prefer a daily dose of headlines, sign up for the Constitution Newswire newsletter today.New High Court Era: Kagan Makes 3 Women on BenchOctober 5th, 2010

The new Supreme Court term began on Monday, with newly appointed justice Elena Kagan taking her seat on a bench that for the first time in history included three female justices. With several provocative cases on the docket, Court observers wonder how Kagan's presence will affect the Court's direction. [In the Constitution]

Supreme Court Set to Hear NASA Privacy CaseOctober 5th, 2010 The Supreme Court this week tackles the question of whether government background checks on low-risk NASA contractors invades their privacy. How much personal information gathering is too much in the post 9/11 world? [In the Constitution]More Than 130 Retired Lawmakers Urge a Return to Civility in PoliticsOctober 4th, 2010

Former members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle are calling for a truce in partisan warfare. To solve the nation's problems, they are urging lawmakers to cycle-back the name-calling and mean-spirited political attacks. [In the Constitution]

Tidal Wave of Outside Money Pours into 2010 Elections October 4th, 2010

As big donors grab for their checkbooks, money is pouring into midterm election coffers at a record pace. A campaign-finance watchdog group calls the new rules of the political money-game a "virtual Wild West." [In the Constitution]

Report: U.S. Would Make Internet Wiretaps Easier September 27th, 2010

New regulations being drafted by the Obama Administration would make it easier for law enforcement and national security officials to eavesdrop on social networking websites. Will the proposed regulations strike a constitutional balance between protecting personal privacy and giving law enforcement the tools they need to protect national security? [In the Constitution]


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