PBS NewsHour full episode November 15, 2019

JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: MARIE YOVANOVITCH, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine: How could our system fail like this? How is it that foreign corrupt interests could manipulate our government? JUDY WOODRUFF: The next witness is called. The ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testifies in the impeachment inquiry, while…

Magna Carta and the rule of law

Eight hundred years ago this charter was sealed by King John and it expressed the importance of the rule of law, the importance that nobody should have their liberty taken away except with fair trial conducted by their equals. Understanding the origins of the Magna Carta and its continued relevance to law and institutions and…

Stare Decisis: Precedent vs the Constitution

Precedent does not trump the constitution, even when the court says it does. Stare decisis is Latin for “to stand by things decided.” In short, it is the doctrine of precedent. According to the Supreme Court, stare decisis “promotes the evenhanded, predictable, and consistent development of legal principles, fosters reliance on judicial decisions, and contributes…