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Is President Trump immune to lawsuits?

April 27, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

President Donald Trump brings the question of presidential immunity back into public debate as he faces numerous civil lawsuits against actions he made as a private citizen.

Remembering Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General

March 11, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

On March 11, 1993, Reno was confirmed by the Senate, leading to the second-longest tenure in U.S. history.

Executive orders in President Trump's first 10 days

February 4, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

The president moved quickly out of the gate. Here's how he stacks up.

Supreme Court hears dispute over offensive trademarks and free speech

January 18, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

Does the government have to register a trademark that appears to "disparage" a group of people?

Hazelwood v. Kulhmeier: Limiting student free speech

January 13, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided a First Amendment case with major consequences for student journalists.

New campaign finance challenge seeks to expand First Amendment protection

December 8, 2016 By Maggie Baldridge

The 2002 McCain-Feingold Act limits "soft money" political spending. Is it a violation of free speech?

The Nuremberg trials, 70 years later

November 5, 2016 By Maggie Baldridge

A look back at "one of the most significant tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason."

Supreme Court hears Apple-Samsung patent dispute

October 15, 2016 By Maggie Baldridge

The two tech giants squared off over the financial penalty for "copycat" designs.

New government report explores tension between religious liberty and civil rights

October 3, 2016 By Maggie Baldridge

The country is divided, and so is the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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