Some 300 same-sex couples wed in Michigan Saturday after a federal judge found the state ban on such marriages unconstitutional and before his ruling was stayed. The governor said the unions, while legal, won't be recognized by the state.
Bombing suspect friend, Ibragim Todashev, was fatally shot by the FBI during an interrogation last May. Civil rights groups, among others, aren’t satisfied with the official summation of the incident, released Tuesday.
The nine Supreme Court justices appeared split in a case about whether for-profit businesses must provide certain contraceptives under Obamacare. A question by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the usual swing vote, could signal trouble for the Obama administration.
A Florida prosecutor's report about the death of Ibragim Todashev, during an interrogation last May, finds an FBI agent was justified in shooting him. It sheds light on what happened, including the role of a samurai sword.
Patients alone get to decide who is at their bedsides, a New Jersey judge has ruled. Fathers have no court-established right to be in delivery rooms – or even be notified – when their children are born, he said.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, long a champion of the US intelligence mission, said the CIA, in allegedly spying on Senate oversight staff, may have violated separation of powers principles and the Fourth Amendment.
Pennsylvania students have a free speech right to wear 'i ♥ boobies' bracelets to school to support breast cancer awareness, a US appeals court had ruled. The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal, letting that decision stand.
The Philadelphia public school district’s policy on beards clashed with the religious beliefs of a school police officer. But overall in the US, more efforts are being made to accommodate the faithful in such situations.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused two cases dealing with city ordinances aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from obtaining local housing or jobs. That lets stand lower-court rulings that the laws are impermissible.
A California school did not improperly abridge student free speech by requiring students to remove American-flag-inspired clothing they wore to a Cinco de Mayo event, a US appeals court ruled. Some see a sad commentary on racial tension in schools; others see cultural appeasement.