The Fourth Circuit Appeals Court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s immigration-ban executive order, in another rebuke of the controversial policy. In a 10-3 decision made by the full court, Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory’s majority opinion had strong words about the executive order, starting with his opinion’s first paragraph.
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn seemingly won’t comply with congressional subpoenas to produce records related to a Senate investigation. What’s the constitutional basis for this controversy and can the Senate hold Flynn in contempt?
The Justice Department wants a federal judge to drop or amend an injunction against President Trump’s sanctuary city executive order, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made a key change to lessen the policy’s potential impact on states, counties and cities.
Over the next few months, the Senate will debate its version of the Obamacare health care repeal passed by the House, and a little-known official could play an important role in what changes get included in the Senate’s version of the bill.
The 25th amendment to the Constitution is getting a bit of public attention these days. So what does the amendment do and why does it remain a hot topic, since its ratification in 1967?
One of the most hotly debated clauses in the Constitution deals with the removal of federal government officials through the impeachment process. But what did the Founders who crafted that language think about the process and its overall intention?
On May 18, 1860, former Congressman Abraham Lincoln upset the Republican front runner, William Seward, at the party’s second convention in Chicago, setting in motion the eventual regional split that became the Civil War.
The current search to replace former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey may not last long, if recent historical trends hold true. But any Comey replacement will need the constitutionally mandated consent of the Senate to win the job.
The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student who proposed the idea in a term paper and was given a C by his professor for the idea.
With House Republicans winning enough votes to pass a bill repealing Obamacare, the long-held tradition of the Senate filibuster for legislative acts may be fighting for its life.