The arrest of a former American president is unprecedented, but the nation’s founders anticipated the day would come.
It is the first time an incumbent or former US president has been charged with a criminal offence.
Many genocide classes review the Holocaust or Cambodia’s Killing Fields. A scholar wanted to show that genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing still happen today.
Employers navigating employees’ requests for religious accommodations face some confusing guidance. A new Supreme Court case could clarify – and shift the norm.
Trump isn’t the first modern president with legal problems, but he would be the first former president to be indicted for alleged crimes.
Most of the election-related lawsuits now before state courts focus on fine details of election procedures. This can be a costly, time-consuming process for state courts.
Major Supreme Court decisions and reversals last term are leaving some people, including this scholar on constitutional politics, wondering – what’s going on with the court?
It’s a long-standing principle that people should be able to read the laws that govern them. But many technical rules and standards are hard to find and access, even for lawyers or court officials.
Lower federal court judges follow a formal code of ethics, but this does not apply to Supreme Court justices, leaving potential conflicts of interest unchecked.
By a 6 to 3 majority, the Supreme Court decided to overrule the landmark Roe decision and end almost 50 years of access to abortion being a constitution right.
A Supreme Court scholar explains the significance of the recent Supreme Court leaked draft opinion.
The Supreme Court is a leading player in enacting policy in the US. But it has no army to enforce its decisions; its authority rests solely on its legitimacy.
The discovery of oil and gas made members of the Osage Nation among the richest people in the world. But it also made them targets for exploitation.
The execution of Lisa Montgomery in the U.S. earlier this year demonstrates how society misunderstands the effects of mental illness and trauma on criminal behaviour.
Reform-minded prosecutors across the US notched victories against traditional law-and-order candidates by running on progressive platforms to reduce mass incarceration and tackle police misconduct.
The judicial theory has been a major talking point during the past three Supreme Court nominations. But what does it actually mean?
If successful, Barrett would become the seventh current Supreme Court justice to be raised a Catholic, but more importantly the sixth conservative Christian.
Could defiance of court orders at the highest level undermine the Constitution’s authority in the eyes of American citizens?
The question facing justices isn’t whether the president had the authority to rescind DACA. Rather, it is: Was he honest in his reasons why?
Conflict made its way to the Supreme Court this past session with two cases – one about the census, the other about gerrymandering. A court scholar says the two cases are intimately connected.