The Obama administration had wanted to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 suspects in a civilian court in New York. It abandoned that plan Monday in favor of military tribunals.
The appeals of three Guantánamo detainees are among the first dealing with this issue to emerge from the Washington federal appeals court. The Supreme Court refused the cases without comment.
The Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 that taxpayers do not have legal standing to challenge an Arizona tax-credit program because the state is not directly funding the parochial schools.
William Hillar used a falsely inflated résumé, which included experience in the Special Forces, to gain work teaching classes and delivering speeches.
Supreme Court justices ask: How can you determine damages for each woman in the class-action suit against Wal-Mart? Some 1.5 million women are suing Wal-Mart on sex-discrimination claims.
Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis had attracted the attention of anti-death penalty advocates worldwide, but the Supreme Court refused to take his case Monday.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will decide whether 1.5 million women can form a 'class' that faced the same injury – in this case, gender-based discrimination by Wal-Mart – or not.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday challenging an Arizona campaign-finance law that tries to guarantee competitive races. The court appeared split on the case.
Arizona seeks to level the political playing field by helping finance some political candidates in a match of funds raised privately by opposing candidates. Does that chill free speech?
Jamie Hood, suspected of killing one police officer and wounding another, freed hostages and surrendered after a standoff. His demand for TV coverage shows heightened tensions between police and criminals.
The Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday not to lift the 'temporary' stay on same-sex marriages in California, imposed in August 2010.
Shooting deaths of police officers have risen rapidly in the last year, spiking in the last three months and fueling fears of a 'war on cops.' What is top cop Eric Holder going to do about it?
Supreme Court rules 9 to 0, clearing the way for a class-action suit. Justice Sonia Sotomayor writes that knowledge of the side effect, even if it was extremely rare, would likely have swayed 'reasonable investors.'
The proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile presents the Obama administration with a major anti-trust dilemma. Federal regulators will consider several factors to determine whether to allow the two telecom competitors to merge:
Prisoners aren't allowed smart phones, but that doesn't keep at least a few enterprising inmates from using Facebook and Twitter. South Carolina is considering a ban on prison Facebook updates.
Former Illinois Governor Blagojevich wants immediate sentencing on his one conviction and scheduled retrial on other charges dismissed. Too costly to taxpayers, he says.
New Orleans police officers used excessive force, failed to investigate crimes against women and gays, and engaged in racial profiling, the US Justice Department says in a scathing report.
Answering Obama's call, lawmakers in the House and Senate seek to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, bringing the battle over same-sex marriage to all three branches of government.
Federal officials announce an indictment against Canadian Ferid Imam, who is charged with helping Najibullah Zazi and others travel to Pakistan for terrorist training in a plot to bomb the New York City subway in 2009.
The lightly armed Somali pirates thought they were seizing a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa almost a year ago. Instead, their target turned out to be a US warship.