Constitution Daily

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Constitution Check: Can a state close its borders entirely to undocumented immigrants?

May 1, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

It may be that, when the Supreme Court rules on state power to monitor and restrict the activities of people who have entered the U.S. illegally and remain without permission, the Justices will give states additional authority.

The Court tees up the health mandate

March 27, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

Amid sure signs that the Supreme Court Justices are deeply interested in the constitutionality of the new health care law’s key sections, and definite signs that they have been studying up for the task, they moved on Monday to get beyond the preliminaries and get set for Tuesday’s crucial two-hour hearing.

Turn off the TV? Scalia’s baffling civics lesson

January 30, 2012 By Todd Brewster

If you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.

U.S. v. Jones was a landmark digital privacy decision—but what about privacy in 2025?

January 24, 2012 By Jeffrey Rosen

The Supreme Court’s decision this week in U.S. v. Jones is the most important privacy development of the Roberts era.

Constitution Check: Can a state outlaw abortion?

November 9, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

The sponsors of the "Personhood Amendment" were betting on a change in the composition of the Supreme Court.

Wal-Mart, Women and the Constitution

June 22, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

It has been the highest profile workplace discrimination case in history, and surely the biggest, and it played out against a background of law that included the Constitution.

Tucson, the State of the Union and Justice Alito's Dilemma

January 25, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

The lengthening political shadow of the Jan. 8 shooting rampage in Tucson will soon envelop tonight's State of the Union Address. But will it lead to a more Civil government?

AT&T: We're people, too

January 21, 2011 By Donald Applestein Esq.

Legally, corporations are "persons" but are they entitled to "personal privacy?"

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