RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general, who has vowed to go to court if needed to see the Equal Rights Amendment adopted, plans to announce “landmark civil rights litigation” dealing with the proposed Constitutional amendment, his office announced Wednesday.
By Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
The impeachment inquiry into President Trump entered a new phase Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the matter. Four law professors testified before the panel about the legal parameters of impeachment: Noah Feldman, Michael Gerhardt,…
By Nick Schifrin
For additional insight into the House Judiciary Committee’s first public impeachment hearing, we turn to Solomon Wisenberg, who was deputy independent counsel during the Whitewater investigation, and law professor Frank Bowman, author of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of…
The power to impeach a federal official such as the president has been exercised rarely in American history, and U.S. Constitution mentions the word only a handful of times. What were the founders thinking when they included that power, and…
Corporations have often leveraged progressive reforms to serve the ends of business, says author Adam Winkler. "Perhaps more surprising is that corporations have also been innovators in constitutional law."…
A strongly worded letter from the White House on Tuesday informed House Democratic leaders that it will not be complying with the impeachment inquiry, and called the entire process illegitimate, in part because the full House has not voted to…
By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
President Donald Trump threw a new round of counter-punches against his opponents Monday by hammering home the suggestion that they should be arrested and charged with treason.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.
By Courtney Vinopal
By declaring a national emergency to access more funding, President Trump chose to sidestep Congress and face what could be a long legal battle over executive authority. Here are some of the likely legal arguments.
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