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Sen. Cruz Formally Gives Up Canadian Citizenship

Canada-born U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has made good on a promise to renounce his birth country’s citizenship — doing so amid speculation he could make a run at the White House in 2016.

06/11/2014

American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court's reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech. (Getty Images)

Law Professor To Senate: ‘Outlawing Prostitution Is Unconstitutional’

American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court’s reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech.

06/05/2014

Railing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Reid Backs Changing Constitution Limiting Federal Campaign Donations

Railing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions.

05/15/2014

A Virginia official says that a proposed ordinance restricting “group assembly” and “large gatherings” in neighborhood homes is only setting up a lawsuit on constitutional grounds. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Community Debates Proposed Restrictions To ‘Group Assembly’ In Private Homes

A Virginia official says that a proposed ordinance restricting “group assembly” and “large gatherings” in neighborhood homes is only setting up a lawsuit on constitutional grounds.

05/05/2014

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law

A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s voter identification law Tuesday, declaring that a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.

04/30/2014

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens discussed with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos a few of his proposed changes to the U.S. Constitution, along with how partisan “politics” should affect a judge’s decision to retire, based upon who may be their replacement.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Retired Supreme Court Justice Proposes 5-Word Change To Second Amendment

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens discussed with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos a few of his proposed changes to the U.S. Constitution, along with how partisan “politics” should affect a judge’s decision to retire, based upon who may be their replacement.

04/21/2014

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Scalia To Student: If Taxes Go Too High ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.”

04/18/2014

Vice President Joe Biden’s May 2012 comments expressing support for same-sex marriage were not planned as a trial balloon for public opinion, but instead sparked “chaos” in the White House ahead of the November presidential election, according to a new book on the legalization of gay marriage. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Book: Biden Gay Marriage Comments Sparked White House ‘Chaos,’ Forced Public Stance

Vice President Joe Biden’s May 2012 comments expressing support for same-sex marriage were not planned as a trial balloon for public opinion, but instead sparked “chaos” in the White House ahead of the November presidential election, according to a new book on the legalization of gay marriage.

04/16/2014

File photo of two women exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

US Judge Strikes Down Okla. Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban, ruling that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

01/14/2014

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A ‘False Choice’

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a “false choice” that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.

10/20/2013

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