Abigail Perkiss from Kean University looks the importance of the 13th amendment as launching perhaps the greatest legal, economic and social revolution the United States has ever seen
The Supreme Court is on its summer break, but there is already talk about a big case next year that could set a new precedent for the separation of church and state.
Lyle Denniston looks at questions about whether federal agencies have too many opportunities to go their own way in implementing laws passed by Congress.
Majority leader Harry Reid is edging closer to ending the filibuster in the Senate for some types of votes. So why does the nuclear or constitutional option about the filibuster matter so much?
In today’s world, people who have mug shots taken face a potential uphill battle getting them off websites that collect booking photos—and charge a fee for their removal.
Lyle Denniston looks at some long-range implications from the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling on other states-rights issues.
The White House’s response to the explosive revelations about the National Security Agency has essentially boiled down to this: Trust us, we’re doing this for your own good, and we’re going about it the right way. But the public is not buying it.
Should there be a new constitutional amendment to clarify the separation of church and state as defined by the courts? Tell us your opinion in our “Next 10 Amendments” project.
A Gallup poll released on Independence Day has an eye-catching concept: the Founding Fathers would dislike today’s America. But did the survey groups actually understand the people who founded this country?
John Adams envisioned July 2, 1776, as the day Americans would mark independence from Great Britain.