A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
Although congressional Democrats have been vocal in opposing most of Donald Trump’s executive orders, they appear to have little support from Republicans to enact the legislation needed change them.
Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
There's a whole system of checks and balances in place to stop a president like Trump going too far.
States once used their constitutional authority to argue in defense of slavery. Today, states can make a similar argument to protect immigrants from deportation, writes a legal scholar.
Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Huma Abedin's emails belong to her; the search warrant should be served upon her. Once that happens, she can challenge the warrant's legality.
Did you know that if Donald Trump fails to win a single vote on Election Day, he could still be elected President? Bryan Cranston looks at the role of the "faithless Elector".
The FBI has a history of abusing search warrants to illegally read Americans' emails. Did the agency just do it again, in the highest of all high-profile situations?
We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
Congress is debating the power of government to use a military draft. An Ole Miss historian explains how this power is rooted in our nation's founding document.
Whenever firearm control is raised, the gun lobby turns to the US Constitution.
By many estimates, the senator from Vermont has lost the Democratic nomination for president of the U.S. But a King's College scholar explains how he can win.
Ninety-seven percent of high school seniors have studied civics in school. While they can recall facts, they are unable to apply that knowledge to current politics. Why is that?
The word may be new, but the first time the 'birther' political ploy was used was in the 1916 presidential elections.
Republicans immediately labeled the president's budget proposal dead on arrival, but the very nature of government means it remains very much alive.
Across the world, debates have emerged around the extent to which the legislative branch should be involved in – and even have the final say on – authorisation of military deployment.
Why the recent Supreme Court case on gay marriage could make a huge difference for racial justice.