The U.S. Supreme Court has spent a decade limiting the harshest sentence given to juvenile offenders. But state supreme courts are still grappling with how those rulings should play out.
During his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, the president’s nominee to lead the FBI reassured senators he would preserve the bureau’s political neutrality.
The answer could come down to a provision in campaign-finance regulation.
The New York Times reported that an email received by the president’s son indicated the information had come from the Russian government.
The president’s son says Natalia Veselnitskaya promised him “information helpful to the campaign.” The meeting, which also included Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, came days before the DNC reported its servers had been hacked.
Federal appeals courts covering half of U.S. states have now ruled that Americans have a First Amendment right to videotape encounters with law enforcement.
In a 302-page opinion this week, a federal judge in Montgomery condemned the dire conditions faced by prisoners with mental illnesses.
After months of legal wrangling, the president’s executive order targeting travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees went into partial effect on Thursday night.
The Supreme Court announced Monday it will review the president’s controversial executive order next term. But in the meantime, the administration can enforce some of its provisions.
New Hampshire Republicans almost legally authorized pregnant women to commit murder last week, providing a cautionary tale for their colleagues in Congress.
The justices unanimously limited the federal government’s power to strip immigrants of their hard-won status.
Opponents of the practice won a series of notable cases at the U.S. Supreme Court this term, even as total victory in their war against the death penalty moved further out of reach.
In two First Amendment rulings released this week, the justices argue they're saving would-be censors from themselves.
The president’s submission to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics claims tens of millions of dollars in income from his real-estate empire.
President Trump directly criticized the deputy attorney general on Friday, and some reports indicate he could soon remove himself from overseeing the special counsel’s investigation.
A Washington Post report Thursday left unclear whether the special counsel’s inquiry represents a cursory check or something more serious for the president’s son-in-law.
The vice president has hired former federal prosecutor Richard Cullen to represent him as the Russia investigation gathers steam.
The Washington Post reports the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 election has widened to include a closer look at the president’s actions.
Attacks on federal legislators are rare, but they’re not unknown in the 200-year history of the deliberative branch.
Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, the attorney general defended himself against what he called “scurrilous and false allegations” related to Russia. But he repeatedly refused to answer senators’ queries.