The imposition of fines and fees on people unable to pay has had a disproportionate impact on Black and Latino communities.
The majority of Americans support TV coverage of former President Donald Trump’s trial on charges he attempted to overturn the 2020 election.
Honolulu, Baltimore, Charleston, S.C. and several other cities harmed by rising seas and extreme weather are suing the oil industry. At stake is who pays for the staggering costs of climate change.
A new study reveals a reliable pathway to make U.S. courtrooms – and senior-level positions – more diverse.
A ruling by the US Supreme Court to allow unlawful maps to be used in the midterm elections will affect who gets elected to the House of Representatives and may determine control of Congress.
While it’s a victory for the families of the victims, the settlement leaves a key legal question about the gun industry’s liability shield unanswered.
Diaries, visitor logs, handwritten notes and speech drafts are among the records Donald Trump has tried to keep from a Congressional committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6.
A recent federal court ruling appeared to expand Second Amendment rights to private citizen militias, which a historian of early America explains is not what the founders intended.
Executive orders aren’t as unilateral as they seem. Here’s how government keeps them in check.
An appeals court described the EPA’s effort as ‘a series of tortured misreadings’ of US law.
Compared to many other advanced countries, both federal and state court systems in the United States are behind in using videoconferencing in court settings.
In a handful of cases, defendants in murder cases have said that they were defending themselves from a same-sex pass or attempted sexual assault.
President Trump refuses to provide information to lawmakers in the impeachment inquiry. But courts have been reluctant to take such cases for fear of upsetting the government’s balance of power.
Ambiguities in the Americans with Disabilities Act have allowed employers to sidestep a major component of the law: the requirement to provide workers with ‘reasonable accommodations.’
History shows that Congress can play an important role in checking a president’s power.
What happens when assault survivors enter systems that are not designed to respond to their words or meet their needs.
A little-noticed court ruling represents the biggest setback for opponents of child porn in decades.
Appointing judges to lifetime terms can be among a president’s longest lasting legacies. The overwhelming majority of Trump’s nominees are conservative, white and male.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
A century-old legal doctrine has protected MLB teams from liability, when a fans gets injured by a foul ball. New research shows why it’s time that changed.