Police shot a black man during a traffic stop in Minnesota Wednesday night, the same week that police force against minorities emerged in the national spotlight after an incident in Louisiana.
Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, was shot by police outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store. Unverified video footage of the encounter, which ended in Mr. Sterling's death, was posted online.
A federal judge ruled Indiana's abortion law unconstitutional Thursday in yet another blow to pro-life advocates this week.
In his ruling against a Mississippi state law Thursday evening, a judge further defines the distinction between religious freedom and separation of church and state.
The US Supreme Court let stand a July 2015 lower court ruling that a Washington State statute should protect women's access to contraceptives.
The Supreme Court will take on the distinction in current immigration law between mothers and fathers when determining a child's citizenship.
A Baltimore circuit judge's absolution of Caesar Goodson is seen as a major blow to those hoping for criminal justice reform.