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The question of president immunity back in the spotlight

July 24, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

This weekend, the New York Times published a Clinton-era memo that suggested that a President could be indicted while on office, a report that is renewing an old constitutional debate about presidential immunity.

Looking back: The Supreme Court decision that ended Nixon’s presidency

July 24, 2017 By NCC Staff

It was 43 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a fatal blow to President Richard Nixon’s presidency, in a decision that led to the release of the Watergate tapes.

Presidential pardon powers 101: The Precedents

July 21, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

Debates about presidential pardon powers come up on a regular basis, but in some ways they are among the most misunderstood aspects of executive powers granted by the Constitution, including the obscure question of a presidential self-pardon.

The Scopes Monkey trial and the Constitution

July 21, 2017 By Scott Bomboy

On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day in Tennessee.

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