Trump's promise to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court could mean the fate of the death penalty rests in the court of public opinion.
Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
The Supreme Court's public reputation is strong in part because people see it as less political than other government branches. What can text analysis tell us about how accurate that perception is?
Twenty years ago, a sheriff won a lawsuit against a federal gun control law. Today, San Francisco is betting the same argument for state's rights will stop Trump from defunding sanctuary cities.
During the war, fear of being undermined by the enemy sparked restrictions on freedom of speech. As a result, thousands of Americans were prosecuted.
GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have pushed Gorsuch's nomination onto the full Senate. Both the Republicans and Democrats are getting ready for a fight.
Judge Gorsuch was raised Catholic and later became an Episcopalian. An expert on Church-State issues says don't read too much into religion as an indicator of judicial philosophy.
Revenge is sweet – but if the Democrats indulge in it, they could dramatically weaken a whole branch of the US government.
What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
Over the years, Puerto Ricans have in fact been granted three different types of U.S. citizenship, but questions about their rights and equal treatment as citizens still remain.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
From Chinese laborers to 'bad hombres,' the US settler mentality has perpetuated an immigration system that pushes out unwanted groups and bypasses the Constitution.
Supreme Court upholds controversial immigration rules for families introduced in 2012. It means families will have to earn a minimum income to bring over spouses from abroad.
The court's reasoning suggests deep skepticism of Trump's position and spotlights the main issues for the further appeals that will surely follow.
As conservatives cheer and liberals fret, a law professor considers Gorsuch's judicial record and the politics behind his selection.
Historical data suggest that a contentious candidate can delay a president's progress on other initiatives.
Neil Gorsuch's views seem to put him to the right of many, if not most, Americans.
A constitutional scholar considers the legal arguments that could undo Trump's executive order barring travel by residents of seven Muslim majority countries.
Holyrood won't get a veto, but the Supreme Court has done the union no favours.
A look at the recent Supreme Court battle over priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses and what it really means for disabled people.