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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03.22.16 Opinion analysis: Group lawsuits get a (modest?) boost
03.22.16 Argument analysis: If only Congress had taken the time to explain . . .
03.22.16 Opinion analysis: History lessons along the old frontier
03.21.16 Argument analysis: What does incumbency mean when the election is held?
03.21.16 The Second Amendment expands, but maybe not by much
03.21.16 Montana GOP challenges cross-over voters (UPDATED)
03.18.16 Dividing up the birth control argument, and others
03.17.16 Judge Garland and the Senate: If not now, maybe later?
03.16.16 Argument preview: Historic fight over religion and birth control (UPDATED)
03.15.16 Argument preview: Puerto Rico’s plea for debt rescue
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