Former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in New Hampshire on April 27, 2023.
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If a person – in this case, the former president of the United States – is charged by federal and state prosecutors, or prosecutors in different states, at the same time, which case goes first?
A drag show in Nashville, Tenn., during Day One of Nashville Pride 2022.
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The law passed by Tennessee legislators that banned many drag performances violated the First Amendment. A legal scholar explains the judge’s decision in the case.
Courts have wrestled with questions about public funds for students at religious schools for decades.
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The school’s approval may be the strongest challenge yet to limits on public money in religious schools.
Will the debt ceiling bill negotiated by President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy be a lasting solution?
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Compromises, no matter how horrible, have long been used to solve seemingly intractable political problems – but at a cost.
A banned books display in a US bookshop.
Differences over what counts as indoctrination lie behind a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in Florida. PEN America’s CEO deems book removals ‘a deliberate attempt to suppress diverse voices’.
Sows in gestation crates at a breeding facility in Waverly, Va.
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The Supreme Court has upheld a controversial California law requiring pork sold in-state to be humanely raised, no matter where it’s produced. Pork producers say it could drive up food prices.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event in Valhalla, N.Y., in May 2023.
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If Democrats embrace and deploy the Constitution leading up to the 2024 election, it will enable them to offer a confident message based on the hallowed principles of America’s founding charter.
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.
Thurgood Marshall, left, had a very different view of the purpose of the Supreme Court than his successor, Clarence Thomas.
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Throughout Thomas’ tenure on the court, he has pushed the Supreme Court to replace Marshall’s vision with one more amenable to the powerful than the powerless.
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.
Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury.
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With a federal indictment of former President Donald Trump, currently a presidential candidate, a legal scholar explores what the law says about the consequences of such an unprecedented act.
A voter casts his ballot at an early voting location in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 26, 2022.
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A loud chorus of Democrats – and some Republicans, too – has for years claimed gerrymandering is costing their party seats in Congress. Is it true?
The Clean Water Act was meant to keep pollution out of U.S. waters.
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A new study reveals wide disparities among state-issued Clean Water Act fines, and even among federal fines from regions to region. A law professor explains why it may be illegal.
The sculpture of U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln towers over the Black Hills at Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, S.D.
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The Supreme Court is considering the legality of the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan and whether the administration had the power to offer debt forgiveness in the first place.
During President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech, many Congressional Democrats stood and clapped, but the GOP did not.
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Americans are not the first to fret over the potential harm that parties can inflict. But parties can also promote the common interest.
Legal battles are being waged over mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortion.
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A rash of pending lawsuits raises questions about the FDA’s approval of mifepristone two decades ago, whether the drug can be legally mailed and the constitutional right to interstate commerce.
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.
Scott Jenkins, sheriff of Culpeper County, Va., is one of a large number of so-called ‘constitutional sheriffs’ in the U.S.
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A significant number of county sheriffs across the US have a particular – and false – view of their role in defending Americans’ constitutional rights.
More jaw-jaw needed to end the GOP speaker war, Mr. McCarthy?
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What happens if GOP holdouts continue to hold out on the speaker position? And what if they don’t?
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.