In a 5-to-4 decision, the high court put jail guards on notice that they will be held to a higher standard when facing accusations that they physically abused an individual being detained before a trial.
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.