Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is allowing New York schools to reopen, but it's unclear what teachers and parents will do.
A court endorsed the House Judiciary Committee’s ability to pursue testimony from the former White House counsel as part of its oversight responsibilities.
A judge rejected President Trump’s bid to delay a defamation suit by Ms. Carroll, pointing to the recent Supreme Court ruling over his tax returns.
A federal judge ruled that the Constitution protected the right of the House of Representatives to make its own rules.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s party clinched the majority of seats in Parliament, aiming to amend the Constitution and expand presidential powers. Rights groups are concerned.
Central Park will soon unveil its first sculpture depicting nonfictional female figures. “The fact that nobody even noticed that women were missing in Central Park — what does that say about the invisibility of women?”
The federal court ruled that the Trump administration’s so-called public charge rule for green card applicants could not go into effect in New York, Connecticut and Vermont.
Aunque ha habido intentos recurrentes de reformar el complejo método de elegir presidentes en ese país, las políticas raciales han tenido un lugar protagónico en impedir cambios.
Esther Salas, the federal judge whose son was killed by a misogynistic lawyer two weeks ago, released a videotaped statement.
Resistance to eliminating it has long been connected to the idea of white supremacy.
The government blames the pandemic. More likely, it was afraid to lose.
He challenged redlining banks, employers who discriminated in hiring and, early in his career, Southern counties that thwarted Black voters.
The acting secretary of homeland security said that he would investigate his department’s dissemination of the tweets of journalists who uncovered agency documents.
Progressives pushed for the platform language after President Trump’s drive put 200 conservative judges on the federal bench and Senate Republicans blocked President Obama’s nominees.
The 19th Amendment did not bring the right to vote to all Native women, but two experts in a conversation said it did usher in the possibility of change.
The president doesn’t seem to know what democracy is; the congressman embodied it.
Floating the idea of delaying the election was the latest step in the president’s running effort to discredit the election, risking long-term damage to public trust in the system.
Mr. Trump has become a heckler in his own government, failing to marshal leaders in Washington to form a robust response to the health and economic crises. Instead, he is raising doubts about holding the election on time.
He should be removed unless he relents.
The decision means that the legal saga over the criminal charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser will continue.
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The fight over limits on church attendance divides the justices.
The unfinished business of the women’s vote.
He was known for his hatred of women and his frivolous lawsuits. Then he killed the son of a New Jersey federal judge before taking his own life, officials said.
The church said it was subject to more severe limits than casinos and restaurants.
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A report released by the Justice Department found that corrections officers frequently used excessive force and violated prisoners’ constitutional rights.
The measures face major political and constitutional hurdles, but amount to the most substantial attempt by Congress in recent history to put guardrails around such powers.
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It is time for Congress to investigate the emergency authorities given to the chief executive.
Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, said he was returned to prison as retaliation for writing a tell-all memoir about President Trump.
The justices will hear arguments in October over whether excessive force claims against the police are barred when the people they shoot get away.
Judge Salas was home but not wounded in the shooting at her residence in North Brunswick, according to an official.
In four rulings in a row, the court has refused to ease voting restrictions.
The push to impose the federal death penalty no matter the cost poses a grave threat to the rule of law.
The case concerned a Florida state law that limited the sweep of a voter initiative meant to allow former prisoners to vote.
Critics say both the campaign and the vote were plagued with irregularities and fraud. Amid a flurry of filings to the Supreme Court, the main opposition party called for the election to be declared invalid.
Geoffrey S. Berman will be a visiting professor of law at Stanford Law School.
I was a Watergate prosecutor. I know why he didn’t.
He won’t overthrow the Constitution. But he might persuade Americans that democracy just does not work.
Daniel Lewis Lee is set to be put to death after an appeals panel rejected a suit from his victims’ family members, who said the coronavirus prevented them from traveling to the execution.