Giving no explanation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit refused on Monday to assemble all 28 of its active judges for a new review of the constitutionality of California’s main gun-control laws. The high-stakes dispute is very likely to move on to the Supreme Court.
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Donald J. Trump isn’t the first person to propose immigrant screening questions related to security concerns. Here is a quick review of laws dating back to 1875 that set criteria to exclude immigrants that were perceived as threats.
North Carolina asked the Supreme Court on Monday to allow it to put back into effect its photo ID law for voters, and two other provisions also challenged by black voters and the federal government.
National Constitution Center Supreme Court correspondent Lyle Denniston looks at the legal hurdles faced by reality TV star Kody Brown as he contests Utah’s anti-polygamy statute.
Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Wendy Weiser of the Brennan Center for Justice explore recent court rulings on the right to vote in America.