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U.s. Constitution

  1. conservatism
    No, Theocracy and Progressivism Aren’t Equally AuthoritarianA Harvard Law professor called for turning the U.S. into a Catholic theocracy. Conservatives offered an interesting defense.
  2. impeachment
    What We Know About Trump’s Senate Impeachment TrialImpeachment trial procedures are an amalgam of constitutional provisions, Senate rules, and ad hoc procedures controlled by Mitch McConnell’s GOP.
  3. iran
    House Vote Is Unlikely to Curb Trump’s War Powers on IranThanks to many years of Congress ceding war-making powers to the commander-in-chief, Democrats have been left with a very weak hand.
  4. trump impeachment
    Trump Warms to Idea of a Long Impeachment Show TrialAfter pushing Senate Republicans for no trial, or at least a quick one, Trump may try to put the Bidens and other Democrats on trial in the Senate.
  5. impeachment
    Judiciary Committee Schedules Its Own Impeachment HearingsWith the Intelligence Committee likely wrapping up hearings, it’s time for the House Judiciary Committee to look at formal articles of impeachment.
  6. impeachment
    No, the Supreme Court Is Not Going to Stop Trump ImpeachmentTrump’s threat to drag in the courts to stop the “witch hunt” is just another of his specious claims designed to stir up the MAGA base.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump Believes He Has a Mandate for TyrannyGiven the vast powers Trump thinks voters gave him in 2016, what will he be like if he wins reelection? The mind reels.
  8. impeachment
    GOP Says House Must Vote to Launch Impeachment Inquiry. They’re Wrong.Republicans claim the inquiry isn’t legitimate, but according to the Constitution, impeachment proceedings are purely the prerogative of the House.
  9. impeachment
    Nixon’s Defenders Claimed He Was a Victim of a ‘Coup.’ So Did Clinton’s.It’s time for a bipartisan agreement to stop demonizing the entirely constitutional procedure of impeachment, before things get out of control.
  10. u.s. constitution
    Please, No Lectures on Fidelity to the Constitution From Josh HawleyThe Republican senator’s idea of the constitution is strictly as a vehicle for the authoritarian cultural order he prefers.
  11. impeachment
    No Constitutional Requirement for House Authorization of Impeachment InquiryRepublicans can whinge all they want, but Nadler is on solid ground in moving ahead without a full House vote.
  12. 2020 census
    Trump Toys With Delaying 2020 Census, Maybe Defying ConstitutionAfter the Supreme Court rejected his rationale for a citizenship question, Trump is mulling a pricy delay or perhaps constitutional brinkmanship.
  13. voting rights
    Why a National Campaign for Voting Rights Is EssentialWhile a constitutional voting-rights amendment is unlikely, a national campaign could do much good, and Democrats are foolish if they don’t pursue it.
  14. Could There Ever Be a ‘Do-Over’ in a Rigged U.S. Presidential Election?A vote crucially affected by, say, foreign interference might be an injury without an obvious Constitutional remedy.
  15. Did Bernie Sanders Embrace a ‘Religious Test’ for a Trump Nominee?A White House pick voiced a certain view of who is eligible for salvation. The Vermont senator considered that disqualifying.
  16. Trump’s Travel Ban Will Ignite a Sustained Legal FightJudicial rulings blocking immediate implementation of the travel ban will not affect its full scope or determine its ultimate legality.