US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters from the Ellipse near the White House on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
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34 groups filed briefs with the Supreme Court in favor of keeping Donald Trump on the ballot, 30 favored disqualifying him as an insurrectionist, and 14 simply added legal information to the record.
Donald Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, are key to questions about his eligibility to hold office.
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US law has long held that those who support rebels and insurrectionists are just as guilty of treason as those who support foreign enemies.
The U.S Supreme Court will decide whether former President Donald Trump can be kept off the 2024 presidential ballot.
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The first shoe has dropped in the Supreme Court’s process of considering whether Donald Trump is eligible to be president.
Minnesotans hold a rally at the state capitol in St. Paul to support trans kids in March 2022.
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The question of whether local declarations offering sanctuary for LGBTQIA+ people place local law above federal law depends on what the statements actually promise.
The Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina. Indigenous leaders have criticized the province’s updated consultation framework saying it excludes Indigenous nations.
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Saskatchewan’s provincial government must work with Indigenous nations on a shared vision for the future that is more likely to withstand the tests of time and litigation.
George Washington and others sign the Constitution in 1787, depicted in an undated painting.
The founders of the United States viewed impeachment as a way to remind the country and president that he is not above the law and to deter abuses of power.
Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis holds a press conference after the grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump on Aug. 14, 2023.
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Trump has trial dates set for three of his four criminal cases. But generally, state and federal prosecutors will coordinate to make sure that their dates don’t overlap.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney receives documents from court clerk Che Alexander on August 14, 2023.
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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ RICO charges against Trump are targeting election law violations, but by another name. The charges can result in a minimum five years in prison.
Theodor Heuss, leader of the Free Democratic Party faction for Baden-Wuerttemberg addresses the parliamentary council in Bonn in 1949.
The second world war showed that dignity had to be enshrined in law. Defining it in order to do so is no easy task.
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney speaks during a press conference in December 2022, calling to affirm the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.
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Women’s rights groups and politicians have pushed, ultimately unsuccessfully, for the Equal Rights Amendment to become part of the Constitution for the past several decades.
Demonstrators who support banning books gather during a protest outside of the Henry Ford Centennial Library in Dearborn, Mich., on Sept. 25, 2022.
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Free speech is under attack from both sides of the political spectrum.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits with his attorneys for his arraignment at the Manhattan criminal court on April 4, 2023, in New York City.
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The arrest of a former American president is unprecedented, but the nation’s founders anticipated the day would come.
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Here’s what the question says, what’s new and what happens next.
The current draft wording is the model most consistent with Australia’s current and historical constitutional practice.
A protection that is, at least in this Philadelphia park, carved in stone.
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‘Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.’ It’s often misunderstood, by many Americans. A constitutional scholar explains what it really boils down to.
The fallout over the Scottish government’s gender recognition legislation has not happened in isolation.
Rep. George Santos leaves the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 12, 2023, followed by reporters.
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There is no federal recall law that could lead to another election for Santos’ seat. But Santos’ case presents ethics concerns that the House may review.
The Jan. 6 House Committee announced four recommended charges against Donald Trump, including conspiracy to defraud the US.
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The House Committee’s criminal referrals show that the proceedings are not just about a historical record – they argue that Trump should be held accountable for four criminal charges.
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A House panel made four criminal referrals in relation to Donald Trump’s alleged role in the attack on the Capitol. Convictions might make him an unpalatable candidate but wouldn’t bar him from running.
The Albanese government wants to change the way referendums work ahead of the Voice to Parliament vote. There are still flaws, but it is a step in the right direction.