President Donald Trump has asked Congress for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the southern border. He has said that, if necessary, he may declare a “national emergency” and act unilaterally, and that he has the authority to do so.
John G. Malcolm oversees The Heritage Foundation’s work to increase understanding of the Constitution and the rule of law as director of the think tank’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.
January 15, 2019, 2:49 PM EST
March 15, 2018, 9:08 AM EDT
In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, educators, politicians, and activists are searching for solutions to prevent future school shootings.
September 21, 2017, 11:42 AM EDT
American law enforcement faces a host of challenges in 2017.
August 29, 2017, 9:04 AM EDT
Speaking to a supportive crowd at the national convention of the Fraternal Order of Police, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump would shortly sign an executive order—which he has now done—rolling back limitations that had been placed by the Obama administration on the ability of the military to transfer excess equipment to civilian law enforcement authorities.
February 1, 2017, 10:33 AM EST
Let’s take a closer look at Gorsuch.
October 18, 2016, 10:58 AM EDT
With the death of Justice Scalia, the Left may get its wish.
October 3, 2016, 10:23 AM EDT
SCOTUS begins its new term today.
September 23, 2016, 10:46 AM EDT
Has it really come to this?
August 12, 2016, 9:44 AM EDT
Gun rights advocates fire new salvo in the ongoing saga against DC's overly restrictive gun laws.
July 6, 2016, 1:33 PM EDT
Eight of these communications contained “top secret” information.
April 1, 2016, 10:21 AM EDT
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court delivered a win for the Sixth Amendment right to counsel in Luis v. United States. Five justices—Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote a plurality opinion joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, and Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote a separate concurring opinion—sided with challenger Luis, concluding that the government cannot freeze her untainted assets and thereby deny her the opportunity to be represented by an attorney of her choosing in the criminal case against her.
January 5, 2016, 5:21 PM EST
Frustrated by his inability to bend Congress to his will, President Barack Obama has once more picked up his trusty pen and phone and issued a series of “executive actions” on gun control.
November 19, 2014, 2:37 PM EST
According to the Associated Press, as well as House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., President Barack Obama’s plan to provide executive amnesty to more than five million illegal immigrants is no different than unilateral actions that were taken by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.