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Conservative Business Group Undefeated At Supreme Court This Term

Mike Sacks | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is undefeated at the Supreme Court this term, continuing to improve its success in securing business-friend...

Who Really Represents the States in the Health Care Cases?

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

When the Justices hear the six hours of argument on the constitutionality of healthcare reform this week, there will no doubt be much talk about "states' rights." But it is important to remember that the one arguing doesn't truly represent "the states" v. the federal government.

Constitution Check: Where Does the Campaign Against Citizens United Go Next?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Because the Constitution makes it so difficult to add an amendment to it, and because there is such a deep disagreement about the role that money is to play in American politics, the chances that an anti-Citizens United amendment will gain enough support to pass remain slim.

Questions for "Gridlock Grover" Norquist and His Shrinking Flock

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Talking about the buyer's remorse, a growing bipartisan collection of members of Congress is backing away from the Norquist "no-tax" pledge.

What Boehner and the Tea Party Don't Seem to Understand About the Constitution

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

Since the Founding, the American people have progressively amended the Constitution to ensure that Congress has all the tools it needs to address national problems and protect the constitutional rights of all Americans.