U.S. Judicial System
Americans interact most with local governments, which provide services from public safety to school standards. This is part of a series on U.S. federalism.
America's 50 states are known as “laboratories of democracy” because they try policy ideas often adopted elsewhere. This is part of a series on federalism.
Learn more about the federal government in the United States. This article is part of a three-part series on how federalism works in America.
Following a push by Vietnam to improve enforcement of intellectual property laws, the U.S. trained 120 Vietnamese judges on intellectual property rights.
Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
An ancient Persian artifact stolen decades ago will soon be headed home. Learn how, and why, the U.S. combats art smuggling and repatriates stolen cultural property.
President Trump is nominating an experienced federal judge to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. What should the nominee expect next?
Launching an aggressive campaign against the trafficking of cultural property, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has created a new law-enforcement squad dedicated to solving and stopping the theft of antiquities. Find out why this mission is so important.
These U.S. Supreme Court cases — about inciting crime, printing falsehoods and using obscenity — put Americans' belief in free speech to the test.