Hans A. von Spakovsky is a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, where he manages the Civil Justice Reform Initiative.

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May 21, 2018, 8:32 AM EDT
Robert Mueller was appointed one year ago last Thursday as a special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Russian government coordinated its activities with associates of candidate Donald Trump.
May 9, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT
Those who claim that President Donald Trump is guilty of obstructing justice because he fired James Comey or because he asked Comey if he could go easy on Michael Flynn are way off base. And so is Robert Mueller if he is actually conducting such an investigation.
May 4, 2018, 9:07 AM EDT
Rudy Giuliani sent opponents of President Donald Trump into a wild flutter in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity.
May 3, 2018, 9:11 AM EDT
A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Texas and six other states may finally result in the long-overdue termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was created without legal authority by President Barack Obama in 2012 to allow children brought into the U.S. illegally to temporarily remain here under certain conditions.
April 17, 2018, 3:55 PM EDT
It’s official: Andrew McCabe lied.
March 29, 2018, 9:40 AM EDT
Controversy continues to swirl around how the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from over 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge and used it to target ads to individuals in an effort to help Donald Trump be elected president in 2016.
March 19, 2018, 8:36 AM EDT
In a decision that has gotten almost no media attention, six states led by Texas have won another round against the Obama administration implementation of Obamacare.
February 5, 2018, 10:14 AM EST
A formerly secret memo released Friday by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee raises serious questions about the judgment and actions of a handful of current and former senior officials at the FBI and the Justice Department.
January 31, 2018, 4:19 PM EST
The immigration framework released by the White House last week raises a number of serious questions.
January 26, 2018, 3:23 PM EST
The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, which is located in Charlottesville and is dedicated to “the defense of free expression in all its forms,” gives out annual awards called the “Jefferson Muzzles” to individuals and organizations responsible for “especially egregious or ridiculous affronts to free expression.”
January 17, 2018, 4:13 PM EST
A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.”
January 9, 2018, 10:29 AM EST
Reversing Obama-era policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has given federal prosecutors the discretion to prosecute marijuana traffickers.
December 4, 2017, 4:05 PM EST
Some members of Congress are threatening to block government funding unless Congress provides amnesty to so-called Dreamers—the illegal aliens included in President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Donald Trump is ending.
September 28, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT
If you haven’t heard many details about the latest proclamation signed by President Donald Trump, it’s probably because critics—including media—don’t want anyone reading it.
September 26, 2017, 4:11 PM EDT
Texas has just won the second (procedural) round in the fight over the state Legislature’s attempt to punish cities that implement sanctuary policies.
September 25, 2017, 8:40 AM EDT
According to a Philadelphia elections official, hundreds of individuals who are not U.S. citizens have registered to vote in Philadelphia and nearly half of them voted in past elections. Since 2006, 317 registered voters have contacted the City Commissioners, which oversees Philadelphia elections, asking that their registrations be canceled because they are not citizens.
September 21, 2017, 9:20 AM EDT
If you have no idea what happened at the second meeting of President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in New Hampshire on Sept. 12, I’m not surprised.
September 12, 2017, 9:01 AM EDT
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in a speech Thursday that she will roll back an Obama-era “guidance” document that drove colleges to implement Star Chamber-like tribunals to mishandle sexual assault cases.
September 7, 2017, 12:24 PM EDT
Last week, Christian Adams and I reported on the latest mistaken decision by federal district court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, who threw out—for the fifth time—Texas’ amended voter ID law.
August 30, 2017, 9:46 AM EDT
Some judges are determined to strike down election integrity laws, no matter what.