Thursday, June 23, 2011

TIME's State of the Constitution

Time Magazine this week is running a cover story on the state of the Constitution.  Managing Editor Richard Stengel writes on constitutional debates around four hot issues: the President's authority to use U.S. forces in Libya; federal healthcare reform; the debt ceiling; and immigration. 



Coverage also includes a survey, with some interesting results:

  • 64% agree that "[a] woman should have the right to terminate pregnancy in its first few months."
  • 62% say that the Fourteenth Amendment shouldn't be amended to do away with birthright citizenship.
  • 50% say that the President lacks authority "to involve the military in Libya without congressional approval, even if the troops are in a supporting role on a NATO mission."


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