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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…
By Elizabeth Flock
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.
By Laura Santhanam
Pollsters often ask people about gun control and gun rights, but this survey attempts to better understand America's complicated relationship with firearms.
By Sophia Bollag, Associated Press
Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by targeting young people.
By PBS NewsHour
A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars government officials from receiving certain types of gifts from foreign powers or governments. William Brangham talks with Jonathan O'Connell of The…
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