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What the DOJ Lawsuit Against Ferguson Alleges
The city of Ferguson, Missouri, particularly its police force, has been under the national spotlight since August 2014, when an officer fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown and sparked a national debate on race in America. Now the city is feeling heat from the federal government like never
What It Takes to Pass the Civics Test for US Citizenship
Quick: How many amendments are in the U.S. Constitution? If you said 27, you’re correct. If you didn’t, don’t worry: Many Americans apparently don’t know the answer. A recent man-on-the-street video filmed in Miami shows people struggling to answer questions that appear on the civics test given to
Digital Report: 2 Supreme Court Decisions Boost Gay Marriage
ABC News' Terry Moran, Rick Klein and Cecilia Vega on implications, reaction to historic ruling.
This Week in History
From Bunker Hill to the G.I. Bill, Check Out What Happened This Week in History
Universities Join Effort to Overturn Citizens United Decision
Students at the University of California at Berkeley will vote on a referendum this week as part of an effort to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its controversial 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision nearly three years after the original ruling....
Border Patrol Confrontation Videos Go Viral
Watch These Constitutional Discussions Play Out At Border Patrol Checkpoints
Republican Rob Portman Supports Gay Marriage
After finding out his son is gay, the senator shifted his position on the hot-button issue.
Solicitor General to File Brief in Support of Gay Marriage
Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, plans to file a brief today with the Supreme Court arguing in favor of challengers of Prop 8, according to an administration source. It marks the first time that the Obama administration has come out in court against the California ballot initiative that
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Claims Money Is Not Speech
Corporations, like people, have a constitutional right to spend money on U.S. elections. That's what the U.S. Supreme Court decided in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010. Once the court ruled, the only way to make it illegal for corporations to spend that money would have been
Perry: Cuomo's Gun Ban Would Be Unconstitutional
Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s effort to ban assault weapons would be deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. “I believe in the constitution. I don’t think you limit free speech nor do you limit the second amendment,” Perry told...