An African-American burial ground recently unearthed in Texas reveals details about an ugly chapter in the history of the American South.
The Anti-Defamation League defends his removal from social media.
The subversion of democracy was the explicit intent of the framers.
Reporters and news assistants in the Washington bureau have developed a series of tactics to manage the trial’s demands.
Advocates asked the site to allow research exceptions to its bans on creating fake accounts and the use of digital tools that automatically download large amounts of data for analysis.
She intervened to save an 18-year-old Senegalese student who had won a prize for robotics in East Harlem but was facing deportation.
The lawyer’s self-sure ways and penchant for media spectacle have led some to characterize him as the anti-Trump.
The civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta answers vital questions about the citizenship question on the census, including what you can do to stop it.
A new constitution under discussion is a necessary reform that can set an example in L.G.B.T. rights.
Newly discovered early glimmers of legal brilliance from “America’s lawyer.”
Judge Alex Kozinski retired in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. He’s now making his way back.
The conservative justice’s obsession with the past was on full display during the recent term.
Descendants of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, among others, respond to an Editorial Observer.
Robert S. Mueller III’s investigations of foreign money flowing into Washington could be as much a part of his legacy as anything he unearths about Russian election interference.
A lawyer for Infowars is seeking the dismissal of a defamation case, arguing that the Constitution protects “fringe speech.”
It gives people the tools to act, argues the national legal director of the A.C.L.U.
Will the Trump White House start testing the limits of its power?
Critics say that publishing blueprints for 3-D-printed weapons is a threat to public safety. Supporters say it’s a First Amendment right.
Beyond the Supreme Court, President Trump has already put a stamp on federal appeals courts, and Senate Republicans have been eager partners in the effort.
National politics needs a leader devoted to redistributing power downward.
Readers suggest avenues of recourse such as state lawsuits and a contest for mathematicians.
As the United States celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment, it’s vital to remember that some of its heroes were less than heroic.
The 14th Amendment, the one that empowered the Bill of Rights, turns 150 on Saturday.
Wednesday’s ruling on our suit against the president makes clear that he may be violating the Constitution.
A federal judge ruled that the case, which argues that Mr. Trump is improperly benefiting from his company’s Washington hotel, should be allowed to proceed.
An amateur researcher, she discovered evidence that evacuating Japanese-Americans was motivated by “race prejudice,” not by military necessity.
After the Supreme Court legalized abortion, two powerful movements — feminism and evangelicalism — took opposing sides on the issue and forged a new political landscape.
The president has embraced McCarthy-era scare tactics. We may need a constitutional amendment to guarantee that citizenship can’t be revoked.
Readers discuss how the internment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s relates to today’s immigration debate.
A single sentence in a 1976 Supreme Court decision holds the key to understanding Judge Kavanaugh’s approach to campaign finance law.
We examine how abortion — and the Supreme Court case that legalized the procedure in the United States — became one of the most politically divisive issues of our time.
The draft document, which still must be approved in a referendum, encourages foreign investment, opens the door to same-sex marriage, strengthens the judicial system and creates a prime minister role.
The federal judge’s ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general’s office that aggressive protesters violated laws guaranteeing reproductive health access.
Senators expect the embarrassing collapse of one judicial nomination to influence others to come.
With a new Supreme Court justice on the way, anti-abortion groups sense a unique moment to achieve their goal, and they’re mobilizing forces at the local level.
Mississippi, which has only one abortion clinic, requires many more steps to undergo a procedure than California, which has 152 clinics and no major restrictions.
The administration moved to avoid an embarrassing defeat for Ryan W. Bounds for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after Tim Scott, the Senate’s only black Republican, said he would oppose the nomination.
The historian Martha S. Jones talks about how the 19th-century drive for African-American citizenship connects with today’s immigration debate.
Critics say that by giving a special status to Jews — and downgrading the status of the Arabic language — the legislation diminishes non-Jewish citizens.
In a flurry of decrees since his inauguration last week, the Turkish president has made clear that he will wield unchecked authority in all walks of life.
In 1970, before Roe v. Wade established a constitutional right to abortion, New York became a magnet for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies legally.
Live in Helsinki, Trump brings his blame-America-first tour to a close.
Many medical experts said that relapse is part of recovery and a symptom of disease, and shouldn’t be punished with jail. A court disagreed.
A ruling allowing more hospitals to seek more money was based on evidence that the government had been using faulty data to calculate costs for decades.
The judge insists that federal agencies stay within the limits of law and delegated authority.
Legal experts said the order, to remove references from a sealed document that was made public by mistake, was probably unconstitutional. The paper said it would appeal.