Our research compared penalties for animal cruelty issued before and after the law change in SA. We found the penalties did in fact increase, but reports of abuse haven't decreased.
Most Congresses since the 1970s have passed more than 500 laws, ranging from nuclear disarmament to deficit reduction. Will today's bitter partisanship hamstring the new Congress' productivity?
Under new WA legislation, the state's attorney-general has the power to order serial killers and mass murders remain in jail, sometimes without judicial review.
In the #MeToo era and with more women entering Congress, activists are hopeful another state could ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. But is it too late?
Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered for being gay. A lawyer who helped implement hate crime legislation in Shepard's name reflects on its strengths and limitations.
If Ghana is to fully harness the benefits of space technology, it will need space legislation and regulations.
But those hoping for a boon in tax revenues could be sorely mistaken: Sports betting isn't as lucrative as it's often portrayed to be.
The original arguments Congress made for 'springing ahead' have been thoroughly debunked. So why are they still being used by legislators today?
People can now use artificial intelligence to swap the faces of actors in pornographic videos with those of people they know, raising fears about a new form of revenge porn.
There's a strong case for governments to allow cannabis producers to brand their products via packaging and advertising like any other product. It could boost quality and consumer satisfaction.
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
The workload is huge. So how is the civil service doing at preparing for the changes ahead?
The idea behind much of Kenya’s legislation enacted by the colonialists was to separate whites from other races. So why are these laws still on the books?
This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?
Kenya recently expressed fear that Al-Shabaab could interfere with the electronic voting system during the upcoming general election. Are cyber attacks a real threat in Africa?
An analysis of more than 30 years of congressional voting reveals that a few key members of Congress determine whether a president will achieve their agenda. Who are they, and can Trump win them over?
Democrats gained only a handful of House seats in this week's elections, leaving Republicans in the majority. But can the GOP shift from opposing President Obama to supporting President Trump?
It is particularly dangerous to be an elderly person in Tanzania's rural areas and villages. Legislation exists to protect this group, but it's not being translated into reality.
As deadlines loom large for Congress, is there any hope for avoiding gridlock? A political scientist examines one common, informal way members build relationships across the aisle.
Its attitude to porn and anal sex suggests the government would benefit from some sex ed classes too.