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Constitution Check: Is the constitutionality of the “war on terrorism” a settled issue?

February 28, 2012 By Lyle Denniston

Ten years have passed since the U.S. government opened the military detention facility at the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, symbolizing an energetic effort to round up suspected terrorists. Perhaps a decade might have been long enough for the constitutional issues over war-on-terrorism policies to get settled. That hasn’t happened, though.

Constitution Check: Can the president ignore Supreme Court rulings?

October 18, 2011 By Lyle Denniston

Newt Gingrich's comment, like the quotation he cited from President Roosevelt, sounds like constitutional bravado.

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