Supreme Court embraces broad reading of federal firearms law. It's not enough for a 'straw purchaser' to be legally eligible to buy a gun. The identity of a gun's purchaser must be accurate, the majority ruled.
District Judge Barbara Crabb did not explain why she had not stayed her ruling finding Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but referred to the 'expressions of joy' on the faces of those who wed in the interim.
Carol Anne Bond tried to poison her best friend after she learned that her friend was having a child with Ms. Bond’s husband. The Supreme Court ruled that state criminal statutes were sufficient to handle the case.
US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Secret Service agents did not act out of bias during a 2004 Bush campaign trip when they moved protesters further from the president but let a pro-Bush group stay in place.
The US Supreme Court rules that Florida's IQ cutoff is too rigid and creates an unacceptable risk that an intellectually disabled inmate would be executed. The ruling sets a new death-row standard for Florida and eight other states.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage, a day after a different judge ruled likewise in Oregon. That makes eight US judges in six months whose decisions went the same way, versus none who upheld a state ban.
Six US cities, including Miami, were featured in the crackdown. With the continued ramping up of Obamacare, enforcement of laws that prevent Medicare and other health-care fraud will become increasingly important.
The US Supreme Court declined Monday to take a case about a New Jersey law requiring residents to show a 'justifiable need' to carry a gun in public. The law's critics had hoped the high court would take the case – and rule to expand gun rights.