Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed the 2015 corruption conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and ordered a new trial in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell v. United States.
The release last Friday of President Trump’s latest financial disclosure report raised as many questions as it answered, and triggered renewed calls for the President to release his personal tax returns.
Trump-Russia Investigations: A Guide outlines the key investigative mechanisms available to the legislative and executive branches, methodically highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each option.
The president’s request is beyond the pale and poses an extraordinary test for our democracy. Our system depends on the rule of law and checks and balances. This appears to be textbook obstruction of justice and abuse of power.
This is an assault on the rule of law. The president has dismissed the chief law enforcement officer probing whether the president's advisors colluded with a hostile foreign government to influence our elections.
Amid the Trump administration's continued attacks on the federal judiciary, there has been a quieter political push targeting state courts. This roundup looks at laws from state legislatures that pose the biggest threat.