Immigration judges must base their decisions to grant asylum to immigrant children on whether these children have realistic fears of persecution. But other factors influence those decisions.
History shows that attorneys general who are picked by – and serve at the pleasure of – the president are not as independent as they may be expected to be.
The Justice Department has approved alternatives to lethal injections for federal executions. But no method of capital punishment has been without gruesome stories of what went wrong.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
An expert on secrecy in government explains the downsides and limits of transparency.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton’s legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal’s ugliness. That’s no longer true.
Politicians on the left and right object to this practice, which the Trump administration is championing.
Did the attorney general help create a false story on why Comey was fired? Sessions’ testimony to Congress provides no answers.
At a time when politicians are struggling to gain the public’s trust, Janet Reno’s legacy as an honest, humble public servant may serve as an example moving forward from the election.