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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.

Lyle’s look back: Supreme Court term in review

July 7, 2011 By NCC Staff

Veteran Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston—the Center’s new Advisor on Constitutional Literacy and blog contributor—presented a colorful insider’s perspective on the Supreme Court’s recently concluded term to a capacity crowd.

What can the Constitution tell us about the 9/11 trials?

April 7, 2011 By Dr. Steve Frank

The Obama's administration decision to try five accused 9/11 conspirators before a military commission, and not in a civilian court as once planned, might be confirmation that President Bush had it right all along

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