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.
Looming large over proceedings.
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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.
A protester walks along the sidewalk in front of the Parliament buildings in February 2022 in Ottawa.
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There’s no equivalence between invoking the Emergencies Act and the pre-emptive invocation of the notwithstanding clause, which guts Canadian democracy and nullifies the Charter.
Former US President Donald Trump speaks in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov.15, 2022.
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The former president made little mention of his personal legal battles as he announced his bid to retake the White House.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks during a news conference, as Education Minister Stephen Lecce looks on in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2022. Ontario has repealed legislation that imposed a contract on 55,000 education workers and invoked the notwithstanding clause.
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A Supreme Court reference on the notwithstanding clause could look beyond the highly polarized reactions to any particular law and get at the heart of the issue.
Policemen keep a mob back as James Meredith, a Black student trying to enroll at the University of Mississippi, is driven away after being refused admittance to the all-white university in Oxford on Sept. 25, 1962.
What’s at stake when Americans lose faith in the legitimacy of the Supreme Court?
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The intent to keep the Voice to Parliament amendment away from the courts and under the purview of parliament sets it apart from all other options for Indigenous recognition.