Governed by a changeable body of 'basic laws,' Israel never settled basic questions like the rights of religious minorities. These destabilizing issues will continue to fester under a new government.
Ontario has historically been the province in Confederation most concerned about buoying Ottawa and limiting its own relative power for the sake of national unity. Doug Ford puts that legacy at risk.
While many in America are looking to Congress to pass police reform legislation, the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
Instead of being a democratic right and legitimate form of expression, protests have increasingly been framed as threats to national security.
Can schools discipline students for remarks made online? The answer is not entirely clear.
On October 25, Chilean citizens overwhelmingly voted to replace the country's dictator-era constitution. This is an opportunity to look at the process of drafting basic laws around the world.
Judges are generally reluctant to decide elections, as the Supreme Court controversially did in 2000. As a result, Trump's flurry of litigation could wind up throwing the election to the House.
The judicial theory has been a major talking point during the past three Supreme Court nominations. But what does it actually mean?
Hotelier Julian Gerner's challenge to the lockdown depends on whether 'freedom of movement' is an implied right in the Constitution. The High Court has never seen it that way.
Biden and Trump are both preparing for a court battle in November. But when the Electoral College produces no clear winner, it's the House of Representatives that's supposed to select the president.
A 6-3 conservative court will hear a broader range of controversial cases, shift interpretations of individual rights and put more pressure on local democracy to make policy decisions.
Delaying the election would be a balancing act between public health and political calculation.
A constitutional law scholar says that the arguments made by anti-mask protesters that the Constitution protects their freedom to go maskless are just wrong.
The Supreme Court's pandemic-related move to oral argument over the telephone has improved those arguments and allowed the public to engage with these discussions of the meaning of our Constitution.
The federal government is trying to entice independent schools to open by offering them advance payments. But do they have powers beyond enticement with which they could control state schools?
The Constitution provides Congress with plenty of tools to hold the White House to account. So what moves does the legislative branch have left?
Trump's backers say he is shielded from removal as no criminal offense took place. But this view may be at odds with the original intent of the impeachment clause.
Both President Trump and President Obama used military force without informing Congress, or getting its approval. But the differences reveal more than the similarities.
An expert on Watergate says that today's House Republicans have taken precisely the opposite position than the GOP took in 1974 on the president's power to withhold documents from Congress.
Politics have pervaded the debate about whether Congress should impeach President Trump. One legal scholar says that whether to impeach – or not – should not be viewed as a political question.