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20 States Vote To Support Constitutional Convention For Passing Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Republican legislators concerned about the federal debt are trying to set up the guidelines for Alabama to participate in a state-led constitutional convention.

01/21/2014

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Judge: NSA Phone Record Collection Likely Unconstitutional

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records is likely to violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search.

12/16/2013

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Md. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Wisconsin Abortion Law

A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Monday evening to block enforcement of a new Wisconsin law that bans doctors who lack admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from performing abortions.

07/09/2013

Lois Lerner during her House Oversight hearing yesterday. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

IRS Replaces Lerner Amid Tea Party Controversy

A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.

05/23/2013

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Judge Seems Skeptical of D.C. School Closure Lawsuit

A District of Columbia judge seemed skeptical about a lawsuit asking him to halt the planned closure of 15 public schools, noting during a hearing that the schools students are being moved to are better performing.

05/10/2013

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Holder: Kansas Law Blocking Federal Gun Regulations Unconstitutional

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that a new state law attempting to block federal regulation of some guns is unconstitutional and that the federal government is willing to go to court over the issue.

05/02/2013

The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau's headquarters on March 9, 2007 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Rules FBI Letters Demanding Customer Info Unconstitutional

They’re called national security letters and the FBI issues thousands of them a year to banks, phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. They’re sent without judicial review and recipients are barred from disclosing them.

03/16/2013

U.S. President George Washington's personally annotated copy of the Acts of Congress. (Credit: Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Washington’s Constitution to Tour US Libraries

George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution is going on tour to visit presidential libraries across the country.

03/02/2013

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Ex-CEO Greenberg: Don’t Blame Me For AIG Failure

Four and a half years after insurance giant AIG collapsed, leading to the biggest bailout of the financial crisis, former CEO Hank Greenberg has one message: Don’t blame me.

02/28/2013

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan released a sermon ridiculing The Second Amendment in modern society, and Americans' distaste for their government. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Farrakhan: Right To Bear Arms An Outdated Concept

In the third installment of his 52-week sermon series, Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, ridiculed the “volatile” American right to own weapons.

01/28/2013

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