Aaron Schlossberg, who insulted Spanish-speaking workers at a New York restaurant, apologized on social media. One lawmaker said: “Too little too late.”
Speaking out in a community like Marshall County, Ky., has come at a social cost, including frayed friendships and fights with parents.
In New Orleans, every call to a cellphone from the parish jail is taped, and prosecutors can listen in.
Though little recognized, Ms. Roundtree won advances for black people and women at the bar of justice, challenging the Jim Crow society she knew too well.
Rudolph Giuliani’s assertion would mean the president must testify.
Activism after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., led to the most successful push for gun control in decades in the state. Few expect the same in Texas.
Allowing Irish women to end pregnancies doesn’t require insisting on the inhumanity of those who haven’t been born yet.
With its abortion referendum, is Ireland joining the future or the past?
Ireland has jumped into modernity in many ways. But can it move past its medieval abortion law and stop shaming women?
The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034.
He Weifang, who has spent two decades at the forefront of struggles for the rule of law in China, is confident that his time will come again.
Pierre Nkurunziza, the leader of a tiny African country, could become an “eternal” president after a referendum to extend terms in office.
A New York congressman and the Bronx borough president lodged a complaint with the court system against a man videotaped threatening Spanish-speaking workers.
The men are fixtures on cable news — Mr. Avenatti, the lawyer for a pornographic actress suing the president, as Mr. Trump’s antagonist, and Mr. Scaramucci as the president’s supporter.
Citizens of the small landlocked East African nation of Burundi headed to the polls on Thursday to vote on a referendum to change the constitution. Our East Africa bureau chief, Jina Moore, was there documenting the day and the mood of those votin...
The special counsel’s office has told the president’s lawyers that prosecutors will follow existing guidelines that say that sitting presidents cannot be indicted.
The Senate is entering a new phase of judicial battles as Republicans push aside Democrats’ objections.
Michael Avenatti has waged a relentless campaign against Michael D. Cohen and his lawyers, who are pushing back.
The justices also decided that drivers of rented cars not listed on the rental agreements do not lose their constitutional right to privacy.
In 1979, an appeals court judge named Anthony Kennedy ruled that prisoners have a right to a little fresh air. Now he and his fellow justices could decide a similar case.
For survivors of violence, ending a marriage can be a harrowing, costly and drawn-out experience.
Louisiana has a chance to get rid of a racist 19th-century rule that allows nonunanimous juries to convict.
Rudolph W. Giuliani described hush-money payments like the ones made on behalf of President Trump as routine. Greenberg Traurig said it did not condone such arrangements.
We’ll soon find out as the justices prepare to rule on the travel ban and a baker who refused to accommodate a same-sex wedding.
Barbara Underwood has served as the big thinker for a succession of bosses. Now, with the resignation of her last boss, she is stepping into the spotlight.
The annual event in Dallas drew about 75,000 members.
The Senate is ignoring them. And that’s a positive development for both liberals and conservatives.
Fifteen Australian politicians, revealed to have dual citizenship, have been forced to resign in the past year.
The roots of backslides to authoritarianism reside in democratic constitutions themselves.
Mr. Orban was formally sworn in for a third successive term as prime minister on Tuesday. Here are a selection of recent in-depth articles about his time in office.
The European Union’s “right to be forgotten” rule amounts to government limits on the publication of truthful speech.
The head of the sergeant’s union took issue with a tweet by the Civilian Complaint Review Board on reporting unconstitutional searches.
A frugal woman from Brooklyn, who rode the subway to work at one law firm for 67 years, left millions for students at Henry Street Settlement and Hunter College.
After residents reported a man who worried them, a journal turned up. “I’m aiming to kill as many as I can,” it read. But that wasn’t the end of the story.
The New Hampshire state court said drug searches by federal and local authorities at a checkpoint 90 miles from the U.S. border violated state and federal laws.
In a lawsuit, undocumented immigrants say they thought they were applying for green cards, but their lawyers filed papers for asylum and put them in danger of being removed.
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the second woman named to the Supreme Court and the first justice to become a pop-culture phenomenon.
The founding of Demand Justice, which aims to persuade liberals to approach judicial fights with the same passion as conservatives, comes as President Trump is focused on remaking the federal courts.
A new initiative to help tenants in Newark Housing Court is patterned after a similar program introduced in New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The president’s increasingly raw rallies are not mere diversions. They go hand in hand with his policies.
“We’ve all gotten a thousand phone calls from lawyers,” said one Las Vegas shooting survivor.
Efforts to curb gun violence have stalled in part because of the power of the N.R.A. The movement inspired by shootings in Parkland, Fla., aims to change that.
The modern rule of law is younger than many realize, and not enough Republicans are defending it today.
Kristen Gibbons Feden talks about her fiery closing argument and the moment she accused Mr. Cosby of laughing. “I’m thinking, ‘Are you kidding me?’” she said.
Your departure right now from the Supreme Court would have dire consequences for the country.
For years, partners rarely left the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. But recent defections to Kirkland & Ellis have pointed to new forces at work.
There are a lot of lawyers in New York, but few like Jim Walden, who has managed to be a part of some of the biggest political dramas in recent years.
As a battle for Senate control looms, Republicans moved toward shortening stringent time requirements that can turn even a routine confirmation into a multiday slog.
Geoffrey S. Berman was appointed interim United States attorney in January, and that 120-day term was due to expire next week.
There are legal ways to disclose classified information. If we face a constitutional crisis, Mueller and his staff should take advantage of them.
The justices ruled that the proceedings, which opponents say usurp the role of the federal courts, were a permissible way for the agency that administers patents to fix its mistakes.
A decision by the state’s Supreme Court barring church use of county grants for historic preservation could have national ramifications.
President Trump violated the principle of separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution with his ban.