U.S. Constitution

Legal Beat

The must-see moments from Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up its first week of confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett today. The committee will vote next Thursday on whether to advance Judge Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate. Judge Barrett’s answers to questions from Senators over the past four days demonstrate her extensive knowledge of the

Politics

Specter of election chaos raises questions on military role

It’s a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become so chaotic that the U.S. military would intervene? The answer is yes, but only in an extreme case. There is normally no need for the military to play any role in an election. The

Opinion

Opinion: Follow the Constitution and Count the People

Our democracy depends on facts and data — and right now, it’s under threat. There is no understating how incredibly important the census is. It all boils down to money and power. That is why the Trump administration, since the first week in office, has tried to skew the 2020 census count. The requirement for

Opinion

Constitution Day — Point-Counterpoint

Point: Who Can Save Our Constitution? Only We, The People Elizabeth Wydra | InsideSources.com What is a constitution? A constitution is made up of words and sentences, explaining how a government should and should not operate, and declaring which people — and what values — a government should protect. A democratic constitution, however, means little