A video of Ahmaud Arbery was widely seen and shared by the citizens who could be called on to judge the accused killers. The issue was recently argued before the Supreme Court.
At issue is the right to carry handguns in public, not just keep them at home.
A series of Supreme Court cases based on racist language and reasoning still govern the lives of 4 million Americans.
The big case is about abortion, but there are other very important issues before the Supreme Court – including gun rights and government funding for religious schools.
The Supreme Court is a leading player in enacting policy in the US. But it has no army to enforce its decisions; its authority rests solely on its legitimacy.
There is value in observing legal precedent, but sometimes circumstances, logic or judges’ views determine it’s time to overturn it.
Plenty of groups are offering religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but their legal basis isn’t as rock-solid as that might suggest.
Texas lawmakers resurrected a Jim Crow-era legal maneuver, used to deny Black people the right to vote, in their new law banning most abortions.
‘Heartbeat’ abortion laws like the one enacted in Texas are often based on particular Christian views, but there are many religious perspectives on abortion. What do Jewish texts say?
A recent court decision and another case in the pipeline could overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion illegal in the US.
The Supreme Court declined to rule on a Texas law that bans all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. However, abortion and contraception were quite common among pre-modern Christians.
Some people seeking to influence public opinion about abortion rights claim the science is clear. It’s not, and that means abortion remains a political question – not a biological one.
‘Informal evictions’ in which landlords harass or pressure tenants out of their homes continued during the the pandemic and may have even seen an increase.
A legal scholar explains background on the ruling, what it means and who’s affected.
If it sounds like the law is all over the place on school mask mandates, that’s because it is. The nation’s schools are subject to a complex web of local, state and federal laws.
Digging deeply into the nation’s past can help illuminate the racial struggles facing the U.S. today.
The abortion rights debate has moved on from freedom to choose – it is now about having available options, a bioethicist writes.
GOP Rep. Liz Cheney says the American people “deserve the full and open testimony of every person with knowledge of the planning and preparation for Jan. 6.” Will they get it?
Immigration judges must base their decisions to grant asylum to immigrant children on whether these children have realistic fears of persecution. But other factors influence those decisions.
Abortion and contraception were quite common among premodern Christians, who also celebrated women’s celibacy as superior to marriage and childbearing.