Supreme Court majority holds that specialty license plate designs constitute government speech. In a dissent, Justice Samuel Alito says that Texas' rejection of a Confederate flag specialty plate 'takes a painful bite out of the First Amendment.'
Officials say the case of Ali Shukri Amin, a former Virginia high school student, highlights how social media are being used to radicalize individuals and provide a steady flow of supporters to the Islamic State.
A lawyer for the family of the terror suspect, Usaama Rahim, says they want a ‘complete and transparent investigation’ into the fatal encounter. Family members were set to view a surveillance video of the Boston shooting later Thursday.
The Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a man found guilty of posting threatening statements about his estranged wife and an FBI agent. But the court did not set up a clear standard for what constitutes a threat on social media.
The US Supreme Court said that Abercrombie had an obligation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to offer a religious accommodation to the job applicant, who wore a headscarf, even though she didn't ask for an accommodation.
An appeals court on Tuesday rejected the government’s argument that a program promising special status and work permits to some illegal immigrants should be allowed to move forward while the underlying legal case is litigated.
Nebraska and Oklahoma say marijuana laws in neighboring Colorado are causing harm to their states and want the US Supreme Court to intervene. On Monday, court showed interest in the case by asking the Obama administration for a brief.
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a capital punishment case involving Oklahoma’s use of lethal injection drugs. At issue is whether the first drug prevents pain by rendering the prisoner unconscious.