New research shows how recent laws have slowly eroded the role of nongovernmental agencies all over the world . Experts have said that these actions threaten democracy in countries where institutions have already become weak. See where and how laws like these have had their biggest impact.
Within the immigration system, there's often no bright line difference between immigrants who came legally and those who broke immigration laws.
If left unchanged, the country’s first law regulating the naturalization of foreign-born Americans would have made it illegal for nearly all of today’s immigrants to become American citizens. Here’s how that changed.
In 1893, three men went to the Supreme Court and challenged the authority of the US to deport immigrants. The case’s decision laid the groundwork for the federal government’s long history of deportation.
A US judge wants Apple to help the FBI hack one of its phones. But so far, Apple wants nothing to do with that.
When it comes to civil liberties, Justice Antonin Scalia leaves a void that won't soon be filled, says attorney Harvey Silverglate.
Jonathan Amsbary grew up on the idealized, "Perry Mason" version of what a lawyer could be. But "The Paper Chase" showed him what kind of person he didn't want to be.
Whether it’s driving five miles over the speed limit or breezing past a stop sign on your bike, chances are, we have all broken a few — or more — rules of the road. When it comes to obeying traffic laws, “we’re all criminals,” says the author of this survey.
It’s been six months since 43 Mexican students vanished from the city of Iguala in Guerrero, Mexico. But some parents and families of the students say there are unanswered questions about what happened that fateful night, and that their ordeal is not over.
In the wake of the Germanwings crash last week, information about the medical history of pilot Andreas Lubitz has been scarce. But many Germans are still happy with their country's strict privacy laws, and don't think such disasters should change anything.
Minority voters once faced poll taxes, tests and other blatant methods of keeping them away from the polls. But while those methods are gone, political science says voter discrimination is now simply more subtle — and possibly more widespread.