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.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
Historical data suggest that a contentious candidate can delay a president's progress on other initiatives.
Neil Gorsuch's views seem to put him to the right of many, if not most, Americans.
A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
There's a whole system of checks and balances in place to stop a president like Trump going too far.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sued the federal government repeatedly. If he becomes head of EPA and tries to weaken environmental laws, opponents are likely to do the same to him.
The ruling in the Apple-Samsung case is ambiguous, ensuring the case will drag on for years more, potentially even ending up back in the Supreme Court.
Recent Supreme Court rulings played a crucial role in the cultural politics that got Donald Trump elected.
The differences between the two candidates on key policies are stark, and the result will have major implications around the world.
A Trump victory on Nov. 8 would preserve a conservative majority on the court. A look back at its recent decisions shows why that would be very bad for workers' rights.
The Supreme Court is considering two cases stemming from the merger of design and function that could reshape intellectual property law. Can we protect innovation without impeding fair competition?
Design patents cover how products look – but how much does appearance contribute to profits?
As the new Supreme Court session opens, a legal scholar makes an argument for sticking with just eight justices. It's not unconstitutional.
Many in Australia look to the use of the referendum in Ireland as an example of how its marriage equality debate might be resolved. But what worked well in Ireland might be very damaging in Australia.
With three current Supreme Court justices aged 78 or older and one seat on the court vacant, the next US president may end up nominating four justices in their first term.
Researchers have studied the part of the brain associated with disgust to reveal people's true attitudes.
Donald Trump gave a major speech on immigration this week. This roundup looks at some of his ideas for reform and explains what the experts have to say about this complex issue.