The first amendment protecting press freedom is under unprecedented threat in the Trump era.
Jeff Flake called the US president's lies and attacks on the media a danger to democracy, but it's unlikely to change anyone's mind.
Trump's America is marked by the clash of intransigent, bitter opinions. And it's not just about gun control.
From the football field to the library, this roundup of archival stories explores how the First Amendment applies to various aspects of our lives.
A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Pardoning a man who has illegally used racial profiling to round up Latinos could send a message to law enforcement that aggressive tactics are OK by the president.
As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
Under US law, the president must publish all of their executive orders for public view. The Australian government is under no such obligation.
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.
A president has more than one route out of office – voluntarily or otherwise.
Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.
A number of state constitutions have clauses restricting state funding for religious schools. Some of these go back to an amendment proposed in 1875, known as the Blaine Amendment. What is it?
President Trump's erratic decision making is strengthening international law by upping the focus on the legality of his actions at home and abroad
In the early 19th century Catholics were persecuted for refusing to participate in Protestant Bible reading in schools. In many schools, those opting out of Bible classes are harassed, even today.
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
Freedom of protest and dissent could not be more fundamental to the American project. Is it in mortal peril?
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
The mathematician Kurt Gödel is said to have found a way that the US constitution would allow for a dictator to take control, or so the story goes. He certainly had the mind for it.
In the 19th century, slaveholders advertised widely for runaway slaves and often hired men to track and capture fugitives. African-American communities offered sanctuary space to the runaways.