Some Democratic senators, liberal activists and commentators had wanted Chief Justice John Roberts to play an active rather than a largely ceremonial role in the historic proceedings, perhaps even summoning witnesses despite opposition from Trump's fellow Republicans who control the Senate.
The US Senate is expected to wrap up the initial phase of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial before turning on Friday to the question of whether to call witnesses such as former national security adviser John Bolton. Watch the Senate proceedings stream live here starting at 1 p.m. ET.
The US Senate on Wednesday will begin up to two days of questioning the prosecution and defense in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial ahead of a crucial vote later in the week on whether to call witnesses. Stream the Senate proceeds live here starting at 1 p.m.
Nearly a month after the House of Representatives took two historic votes to impeach the 45th president of the United States, the case moved to the Senate for trial. Look back at The World's coverage of the trial here.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is known as a master of Senate rules. Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump, what will he do to influence the process — and outcome — of a trial?
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.
The US government has always tried to maintain strict neutrality when it comes to the question of who controls Jerusalem. But a 12-year-old boy and his family are suing to have "Jerusalem, Israel" listed as his birthplace on his passport, sending the case to a Supreme Court with no foreign policy experience.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been involved in some of the court's most important decisions. In a one-on-one interview, Ginsburg explained that she views the Second Amendment as outdated, and drew connections between fair pay for women and immigration reform.
The Supreme Court issued to exempt a Texas town from government oversight of their voting process. To discuss the ruling and to consider Chief Justice Robert's actions to build bigger majorities, The Takeaway turns to Columbia professor Nate Persily.
During his State of the Union Address, President Obama called out the Supreme Court for its ruling that allowed corporations to spend money on ads for political candidates. Yesterday, Chief Justice John Roberts broke the silence and shot back.