Many who represent themselves in court fail to make it through the process, have their case dismissed or lose what otherwise would have been a winning case.
Data reveal how hurricanes affect migration, and what it means for US immigration policy.
A survey asked Americans what they would do if the Supreme Court started making many unpopular decisions. Here's what they said.
Research shows that for many young people, discovering they were undocumented led to significant mental distress. After DACA they found peace of mind.
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.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
How have state firearm laws changed over time? Over the past 27 years, some states have loosened the rules for gun owners and the gun industry, while others are getting stricter.
On Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, a historian dispels myths about the 'peculiar institution' of slavery.
Hoover abused his power as FBI director to serve presidents' interests. The reforms that followed were set up to prevent it from happening again.
An expert explains that such claims are probably more calculated and careful than you'd expect.
The University of Michigan's Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Heather Ann Thompson explains why Americans must demand better access to the nation's prisons.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
Could Trump be removed from office? Answering that question is less about understanding the law and more about counting votes.