While many in America are looking to Congress to pass police reform legislation, the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
Rep. Liz Cheney may have been exiled from her party's leadership, but she's after a bigger thing: the restoration of politically conservative values in the GOP and its voters.
Many states have found ways to remove partisan politics from their court systems.
The US Census Bureau has announced which states will gain and lose representation in Congress as a result of the 2020 census. Here's how it makes the calculations.
As GOP-run statehouses across the country tighten voting restrictions, a bill in Congress would, its Democratic sponsors say, undo more than 15 years of moves to make voting harder.
Only one president has done so – Franklin Delano Roosevelt – but others considered it, and even tried.
Conservative justices are redefining religious freedom to mean the protection of individuals or groups to practice their faith as they see fit, argues a constitutional law expert.
The US system was designed with more checks and balances than many other successful democracies – the filibuster's main function is to give undue power to a vocal minority.
The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects Americans' freedom of speech, so much so that even the most hateful speech has the right to be quoted.
The vote to acquit former President Trump for inciting the attack on the Capitol is a symptom of the dramatic decline of the US constitutional system, which is being eroded from within.
In the early 19th century, the British – who had invented impeachment centuries before – decided it no longer served its purpose. Instead, they found a more effective way to handle a bad leader.
The US Supreme Court is often less insulated from partisan politics than many Americans assume.
The rules of impeachment in the US Constitution are vague, but here's how the trial of Donald Trump in the US Senate will work.
There are a lot of questions about the point of putting on trial someone who is no longer in office.
When presidents have tried to address pressing issues through executive action, members of Congress are quick to ask the courts to step in.
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment was first used against Confederate leaders after the Civil War to expel seditionist politicians. Now it could be used against Donald Trump.
Everyone's saying it: 'Democracy is fragile' in the United States. But a political science scholar says that has always been the case.
Executive orders aren't as unilateral as they seem. Here's how government keeps them in check.
The vice president may be second in line for the most powerful job in the nation, but there isn't necessarily a lot to do besides wait – unless the president wants another adviser.
In the early years of the United States, several American presidents were in favour of public health inoculation and vaccination strategies.