Lyle Denniston Independent Contractor Reporter

Lyle Denniston has been covering the Supreme Court for fifty-eight years. In that time, he has covered one-quarter of all of the Justices ever to sit, and he has reported on the entire careers on the bench of ten of the Justices. He has been a journalist of the law for sixty-eight years, beginning that career at the Otoe County Courthouse in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in the fall of 1948. He is not an attorney. He also writes for his eponymous blog, Lyle Denniston Law News, and as the constitutional literacy adviser for the National Constitution Center’s blog, Constitution Daily.

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01.20.16 Argument analysis: A “big deal” for a small town? Or not so big?
01.19.16 Immigration policy: Review and decision this Term
01.15.16 No action on immigration; McDonnell gets hearing
01.13.16 Argument analysis: Puerto Rico — special no more?
01.13.16 Argument analysis: Flirting with congressional supremacy
01.13.16 Argument preview: The Indians vs. the settlers, a modern sequel (UPDATED)
01.12.16 Opinion analysis: Juries control the death penalty (UPDATED)
01.11.16 Argument analysis: The question not asked
01.08.16 Court will question its power to decide Puerto Rico case
01.08.16 Court to decide Johnson retroactivity
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