Why 'unconstitutional' anti-FGM law was set on a collision course with US supreme law.
'Unconstitutional' US anti-FGM law shows urgent need to prevent all child genital cutting
A neuroscientist explains how detention can affect a developing mind, as a new law in California sets the highest age limit in the US for minors to be held criminally responsible, at age 12.
Trump's former personal lawyer broke two laws that control political spending, both passed after major election scandals. President Roosevelt survived his campaign's misdeeds. Nixon did not.
In 1987, Anthony Kennedy was nominated to end a titanic Supreme Court fight. Could his putative successor trigger another one?
Privacy rules enacted in Europe are affecting companies – and their customers and users – all around the world.
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.
If Americans remember My Lai, they likely know that something awful happened there. On this 50th anniversary, it is worth recalling the grotesque details, in the hope of preventing a future My Lai.
Donald Trump is far from the first president to politicise the judiciary, but the way he's going about it is uniquely dangerous.
Before Trump said he wanted to create a Muslim registry, there were a number of Islamophobic policies in place.
Beginning in the 1990s, all 50 US states and Washington, DC created public sex offender registries. Do they do more to help or hurt?
When do words at an end-of-life decision constitute a crime? A law professor explains why lawmakers should act to clear up the gray area that remains.
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.
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.
A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
The Electoral College has survived 227 years and, arguably, has never truly been needed. Now would be a good time to use it.
A public health researcher and advocate explains how immigration raids can impact mental and physical health, and trigger a breakdown of trust and safety in communities across the US.
Criminal justice experts suggest one way to change the system to eliminate racial bias.
President Obama's opponents are saying he should leave the choice of a Supreme Court justice to his successor. But that could leave the nation's highest court in limbo.
Companies have increasingly been using hidden gag clauses, in which customers unwittingly sign away their rights to post online reviews after purchasing a product.
Researchers explain why gun violence is a public health emergency, why parent often underestimate how easily their kids could access a gun – and why we know so little about how to solve this problem.