The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
Former US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passed away on July 16. One of his former law clerks recalls her most memorable assignment.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
Demographers have figured out a simple and effective way to estimate the number of unauthorized immigrants – even without information on citizenship.
Deportees and other migrants return home wealthier, more educated and with more work experience than people who never left. This 'brain gain' benefits the whole community, financially and politically.
The Vietnam War ended in 1975. But it's still harming the health of Vietnamese people born after the conflict ended.
Nearly 50 years old, the treaty has been signed by 190 countries – more than any other arms limitation treaty. But now Iran is threatening to withdraw.
How did Alaska, one of the richest states in the Union, end up with budget cuts that lawmakers on both sides say could wreck the state's future? One answer's found in three letters: PFD.
Turkey's authoritarian leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was handed a big defeat recently when his party's candidate lost a crucial election contest. Is this the beginning of Erdogan's demise?
It's dismantling the Office of Personnel Management and relocating hundreds of USDA research jobs on short notice.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
Mexico is the second most dangerous country for women in Latin America. Yet the new government is slashing funding for programs meant to protect and empower women.
While there's still a great deal that is unknown about sex trafficking, research studies and nonprofits have been able to gather telling data on this industry's victims and perpetrators.
Trump has expanded and escalated the most punitive policies he inherited from his predecessors.
New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
Protests in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law are the largest in the territory's history. But not all of the people out in the street share the same tactics or goals.
Children can be especially vulnerable to being wrongly subjected to immigration enforcement actions.
Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.
Many cities have no standard method for counting the number of people who live in their cars. This means that their issues are often overlooked in policies designed to help the homeless.
A new report on Mexicans in the US paints a troubling picture about the treatment of the country's largest immigrant group.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
Getting everyone whose lives were thrown off-track back takes a lot of personal effort, paired with work done by a constantly shifting mix of nonprofits and governmental agencies over many years.
An analysis of social media troll activity during the 2016 election campaign shows that exposure to Russian propaganda may have helped change American minds in favor of Republican candidate Trump.
Bin Laden's extremist group had less than a hundred members in September 2001. Today it's a transnational terror organization with 40,000 fighters across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
Between 2000 and 2015, the population of U.S. citizen minors living in Mexico more than doubled. Who are the kids living on the other side of the border?