Sen. Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail, February 2016.
President Trump has been criticized for the appointment of political allies as attorney general. But history is filled with examples of AGs who were friends and political supporters of the president.
There is one area where the Trump presidency has already been more successful than any in living memory: exposing the weaknesses of the American constitutional order.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.
Legal scholars offer a vision for appointing Supreme Court justices more fairly. While it wouldn't require any constitutional amendments, it would require Congress to pass a bill.
Demonstrators in front of the White House, August 2018.
'Treason' is the only crime specifically defined in the US Constitution. The word is being used a lot these days, and a law professor says no one actually appears to know what treason is.
Trump meets with his ‘board.’
The allegations raised in a book on the Trump administration by Bob Woodward and an anonymous op-ed would be enough to get most CEOs fired.
What are the ethics of anonymous resistance?
An expert argues why the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times can hardly be considered an act of civil disobedience and why it might make things even worse in the Trump administration.
Rob Rosenstein suggested invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power in Spring 2017, according to the New York Times.
The US Constitution allows the president to be removed from power if his vice president and Cabinet decide that he cannot discharge the duties of his office.
Michael Cohen’s guilty plea has raised questions about the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency.
Congress is supposed to be a check on presidential power, but party politics has muted Republican criticism of Trump. Restoring balance means making a radical change.
President Donald Trump with pastor Paula White during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the White House, on Aug. 27, 2018.
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President Trump has promised to protect religious liberty. But there was a time when evangelicals believed that a religion that needed protection from government had no reason to exist at all.
CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins in front of the White House.
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The Trump administration's hostility toward journalists is raising new questions about what rights journalists have to access government officials and events.
Beyond a physical inspection, what constitutes a search?
AP Photo/Jessica Hill
A recent US Supreme Court ruling marks a new milestone in the debate over police power and privacy in the digital age.
Gin Lane, a scene of urban desolation with gin-crazed Londoners; a woman lets her child fall to its death and an emaciated ballad-seller.
When the U.S. broke away from the "mother country," the dream was to let the common good overruled selfish and private interests. Yet the federal government is arranged so this can never occur.
Donald Trump, taking the presidential oath of office in 2017.
Donald Trump has lately been called "treasonous" by some; others say he's violated his oath of office. What are the president's Constitutional obligations -- and who holds the president accountable?
The rule of law can take on different meanings depending whom you ask and where you are – but in the US it pretty much means one thing.
Members of the senior class of Russell County HIgh School in Kentucky recite the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of a court ruling, during commencement exercises in 2006.
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As the Kentucky Senate considers a bill for school prayer, a scholar explains the violent history of prayer – and a time when Catholic students were sometimes whipped, beaten and worse for not participating.
Father Patrick Conroy.
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Following the controversy over the resignation of House chaplain Patrick Conroy, in this speed read, scholars explain when the tradition of legislative prayer was started and how it has sustained.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Pentagon on January 18, 2018.
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Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, but history indicates that – barring a dramatic turn of events – he is likely to serve out his first term.
Derek Cote, a homeless man, panhandling in the median strip on a street in Portland, Maine.
AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty
The First Amendment protects everything from porn to hateful signs outside military funerals. That includes fundraising pitches of all kinds.
Trump with Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
Donald Trump is far from the first president to politicise the judiciary, but the way he's going about it is uniquely dangerous.
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It's quite possible that neither the US nor the UK will ever return to normal when it comes to political and constitutional balance.