Justice Scalia offers insight into the well known Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia downplayed reports of personal and ideological rifts stemming from the recent landmark health care reform ruling, telling CNN in an exclusive interview "it offends me" to hear criticism of his colleagues over how they ruled.
George Washington's personal copy of the U.S. Constitution and a draft of the Bill of Rights sold Friday at Christie's for a whopping $9.8 million.
As pro bono lawyers for Jonathan Pollard for 12 years, we continue to be amazed at how people opposed to executive clemency for our client invariably withhold, distort, and even fabricate facts to justify their position. The most recent manifestation of this phenomenon is the June 16 opinion piece by Roland Martin, "Israel wrong to demand release of American traitor."
Jonathan J. Pollard gave some of the United States' top secrets to Israel more than a quarter century ago.
The next time an Israeli official petitions the U.S. government to release Jonathan Pollard from prison, we should tell our friend and longtime ally in an unequivocal tone: He will die in an American prison, so stop asking!
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is supporting a bill to ban the use of domestic drones to monitor citizens in the U.S.
When assuming office, every government official must take an oath to abide by and uphold our Constitution. Since 2010, I have made that my mission in Congress. Unfortunately, the Obama administration is not upholding nor abiding by the Constitution -- in fact, this administration is going to great lengths to continually violate it.
A priceless piece of American presidential history will go on sale next week in New York.
A Marine who used his Facebook page to criticize President Barack Obama has been discharged, a Marine Corps spokesman said Wednesday.
In what must be the most extraordinary statement of his presidency, Barack Obama on Monday blasted the possibility that the United States Supreme Court might overturn the Affordable Care Act. Obama said the court would take an "unprecedented, extraordinary step" if it overturns the law, because it was passed by "a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
House Republicans are still furious about President Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
A politically active Marine who has questioned President Barack Obama's authority said Thursday that he is facing administrative discharge proceedings over his comments.
Activists say the U.S. is handing the enemy a victory the longer it allows the detention of enemy combatants at the U.S Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Religious political parties in Egypt say their election success is a sign of true democracy. CNN's Jim Clancy reports.
The military council that runs Egypt and an Islamist party that has done well in parliamentary elections accused each other Thursday of plotting a dictatorship.
If the congressional "super committee" does not reach a deficit reduction deal by Wednesday's legally mandated deadline, I propose we take a page from the NBA owners and lock Congress out.
Federal authorities are investigating whether Miami police officers have shown a systemic "excessive use of deadly force" while on the job.
The president's approval numbers have sagged again, to just about the lowest point in his presidency. He's trailed below 50% since the spring of 2010; now he's sunk to 43%.
El presidente Barack Obama reveló un plan de reducción de presupuesto. (19 de septiembre)
The GOP presidential candidates tell how they would alter the White House. Herman Cain says he'd bring a sense of humor.
When the Republican candidates were asked what they would bring to the White House if elected, Georgia businessman Herman Cain set himself apart from the career politicians on the stage with him by replying: "I would bring a sense of humor to the White House, because America's too uptight!"
Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré first gained national attention commanding the military's response to Hurricane Katrina. He's back in the spotlight again, arguing that members of the U.S. Congress lack a sense of "shared purpose." His solution is to send them to internment camps.
After weeks of bipartisan negotiations, President Barack Obama said congressional leaders agreed to a plan that would lift the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling and avoid an unprecedented default on the nation's debt -- if, that is, members of Congress vote to approve the agreement.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Ali Velshi about what Sunday's deal means.
If you ever wanted to see the courtroom equivalent of the ball going under the legs of Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series, you saw it today. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in the government's expensive case against legendary pitcher Roger Clemens, who allegedly lied before Congress in February 2008 about using steroids and illegal performance enhancers. The mistrial does not preclude a retrial, but it sets the government's case back considerably, if not irretrievably.
I will never forget the day in 1981 that I asked Betty Ford to be an honorary co-chair with Alan Alda of the Equal Rights Amendment Countdown Campaign. I thought it would be a long, involved process. But she said almost immediately that she would be honored to do so.
A soldier's death in Afghanistan led his parents to become champions of gay marriage. CNN's Don Lemon reports.
Andrew Wilfahrt changed his gait in the weeks before going off to basic training. He walked more upright. He bulked up with weights. He spoke with a deep Robocop voice. He acted "manly."
Dennis Dwyer, a Vietnam veteran, author and tattoo artist, shares why he loves the Fourth of July.
As America celebrates its birthday on July 4, the timeless words of Thomas Jefferson will surely be invoked to remind us of our founding ideals -- that "All men are created equal" and are "endowed by their Creator" with the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." These phrases, a cherished part of our history, have rightly been called "American Scripture."
Charleston boasts many historic homes and luxury high-rises. But with our list of favorite budget finds and splurge hotels, finding a place to stay doesn't have to be complicated.
Veteran U.S. Sens. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, and John McCain, R-Arizona, formally introduced a bipartisan resolution Monday expressing Congress' support for U.S. military action in Libya, laying the groundwork for what could be the first congressional action on the mission since it began more than two months ago.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports from the front line near Zintan, Libya
The deadline for President Obama to authorize action in Libya is coming to a close. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
On deadline day, President Barack Obama on Friday sent a letter to Congress expressing support for a bipartisan resolution favoring military operations in Libya.
The Supreme Court has again refused to review the limits of liability involving the secret detention of a suspected terrorist under the government's post-9/11 "extraordinary rendition" program.
Should your ZIP code determine your access to the American dream? Or is the U.S. Constitution's guarantee to provide "equal protection" a principle we have silently agreed to uphold in theory -- but not in practice?
While the nation's political dialogue was hijacked over the issue of President Obama's birthplace, bubbling below the surface is the fact that a child of illegal immigrants born in the United States -- derided by some as "anchor babies" -- could one day be president.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week vetoed a bill that would have required presidential candidates to produce specified documents to prove their qualifications for that office. Similar bills are being considered by a number of other states. Vetoing Arizona's bill was the right call, one that staved off a likely judicial challenge.
Who is this group of people called 'birthers' who don't believe President Obama was born in the United States?
How much power do individual states have to block implementation of the new health care reform law?
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill late Monday that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens, born in the United States, before their names could have been placed on the state ballot.
In a time of record debt, it sure sounds prudent: Amend the U.S. Constitution to force Congress to balance the budget every year. In reality, it may be anything but.
The Colorado Senate on Thursday approved a civil unions bill that would allow same-sex couples the right to inherit property, apply for family leave and share medical decisions.
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly states that all people born in the United States are citizens. But some Republicans, in their wide-ranging attack on illegal immigrants, treat the amendment as an antique inheritance from the Civil War era that turned into an overly generous gift to generations of immigrants.
The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings Monday afternoon on proposals to end birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
An Arizona state lawmaker's push to end the guarantee of birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants on Saturday set off a protest hundreds of miles away in Pacoima, a Los Angeles suburb.
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." -- Second Amendment to U.S. Constitution
Justice Antonin Scalia, a popular and entertaining speaker at various forums around the world, has one of the busiest schedules off the bench. But a closed-door address the conservative justice is scheduled to give Monday afternoon has attracted controversy, partly because of who is sponsoring the event.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal over a federal law banning felons from having bulletproof vests or body armor.
The 22-year-old man under arrest in Saturday's massacre in Arizona railed against government "mind control" and illiteracy in online missives and had "kind of a troubled past," as the local sheriff put it.
Members of the new Republican-led House of Representatives took part Thursday in an unusual event: a reading of the U.S. Constitution on the floor of the chamber.
The 112th House of Representatives reads the U.S. Constitution, a symbolic nod to the conservative Tea Party freshmen.
Recent remarks from a Supreme Court justice have alarmed those still pushing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, three decades after an earlier attempt failed.
Alejandro Lopez, the son of Mexican immigrants who was born and grew up in Texas, says he's very concerned about the new movement to change the interpretation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
There is nothing sadder than watching a political party turn itself inside out and violate its principles.
State lawmakers make birthright citizenship a new target in the fight over illegal immigration. CNN's Mary Snow has more.
A group of state legislators opposed to illegal immigration proposed a legislative "fix" Wednesday that would prevent children of illegal immigrants born in the United States from being citizens.
One day after a Virginia federal judge ruled a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law was unconstitutional, two members of Obama's administration spoke out publicly defending the law.
A federal appeals court questions attorneys on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate. KRON reports.
The latest legal battle over same-sex marriage is in the hands of a panel of California federal appeals court judges.
Attorneys on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate faced off Monday in a federal appeals court in California, as a panel of judges heard arguments about the constitutionality of Proposition 8.
Defendants with limited English-language skills have a constitutional right to court interpreters in criminal trials, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday.
"The Daily Dish" blogger Andrew Sullivan says he feels betrayed by the president on the "don't ask, don't tell" issue.
Federal District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips has succeeded in doing what Congress and the president have failed to do so far: end the blatantly discriminatory and unconstitutional "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Afghan Pres. Hamid Karzai addresses reports of secret talks with the Taliban and claims that he is a manic depressive.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has started talks with representatives of the Taliban, a move that analyst Fareed Zakaria says could bring an end to the nine-year-long war.
CNN's Anderson Cooper seeks answers from Michigan's assistant attorney general over his web attacks on a gay student.
Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell -- who for nearly six months has blogged about an openly gay college student -- has taken a voluntary leave of absence, the state's attorney general's office confirmed to CNN Friday.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox defended an assistant's constitutional right to wage an Internet campaign against an openly gay college student, even though he considers that employee a "bully."
Michigan's attorney general comments on employee Andrew Shirvell's controversial blog, which attacks a gay student.
Use this activity to help your students review the U.S. Constitution and understand its relevance today.
Both Pastor Terry Jones and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf broke their strange silence, and we got a glimpse into the state of their minds Tuesday -- Jones on CNN's "AC360°" with Anderson Cooper and Feisal in a New York Times op-ed piece.
Utah's Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Mike Lee, is a vocal defender of what's become the bible of the Tea Party revolution: the U.S. Constitution.
Since World War II, Democratic and Republican administrations alike have consistently held the United States out as a worldwide model for the protection and promotion of human rights standards.
"My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total. And I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction, of the Constitution."
CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom discusses remarks that Imam Abdul Rauf made about the proposed Islamic center near ground zero.
The imam behind the controversial mosque and Islamic center near New York City's ground zero said Sunday that he hopes the project will develop "an Islamic approach that allows for harmony and understanding among all religions and other ideas."
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