The Supreme Court had ordered a special hearing to determine whether Troy Davis is innocent. A federal judge held the hearing and concluded Tuesday that the death row inmate is guilty.
The Monday ruling is a victory for opponents of expanding embryonic stem-cell research that involves the destruction of human embryos.
In a case involving a planned and then abandoned shooting spree at the 2008 Super Bowl, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that the would-be shooter’s manifesto – mailed to the media – was not criminal because it was not personal.
Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer ordered extradited to the US from Thailand Friday, is accused of conspiring to provide millions in military-grade weapons to Colombia's FARC guerilla group.
The defense team for Rod Blagojevich is trying to rouse public anger at the prospect of taxpayer money being used in a retrial. But the cost probably wouldn’t be considerable for the state.
Baseball star Roger Clemens was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of lying to Congress during a 2008 hearing on steroid use. But proving perjury is difficult.
A California man sentenced to 25 years to life was released Monday because a judge ruled his sentence under a three-strikes law was too harsh for his crime – breaking into a church soup kitchen 13 years ago.
The 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that 12-foot-high crosses honoring fallen members of the Utah Highway Patrol effectively endorse Christianity – and violate the separation of church and state – by going beyond the 'more humble spirit of small roadside crosses.'
Rod Blagojevich retrial will likely be a condensed version of the original case and focus on charges related to allegations that he attempted to sell President Obama's Senate seat.
Federal investigations into whether a Pennsylvania school district used school-issue laptops to take pictures of students – and of what they were doing online – did not yield enough evidence to file charges, a US attorney said Tuesday.
The count of lying to the FBI – the one conviction the jury in the Rod Blagojevich trial handed down Tuesday – is often included to make sure a jury returns at least one guilty verdict. The other counts may have been too complex.
The jury-selection process began Tuesday for four men accused of plotting to plant bombs outside a Bronx synagogue. The defense is likely to focus on the confidential informant in the case.
Missouri violated free speech protections when it passed a law to prevent Westboro Baptist Church, known for its provocative antigay protests, from picketing military funerals, a federal judge ruled Monday.
US District Judge Vaughn Walker, who invalidated Proposition 8, doubts the proponents of California's gay marriage ban have any standing to appeal his ruling.
Omar Khadr, a Canadian accused of murdering a US special forces soldier in Afghanistan, will have his tribunal at Guantánamo Bay delayed a month because of a health problem that befell his lawyer.
The legal proponents of Prop. 8 vow to appeal a federal judge's Thursday ruling to allow gay marriage in California, perhaps as early as next week. But the judge raised questions about their legal standing.
The Prop 8 stay imposed by US District Judge Vaughn Walker, who ruled last week that the California gay-marriage ban was unconstitutional, is set to expire Aug. 18, clearing the way for same-sex marriage in California.
After 12 days of deliberation, the Rod Blagojevich jury has reached a verdict on only 2 of 24 counts. 'If it was an open-and-shut case, it would have been shut by now,' says one legal expert.
New data suggest that the dramatic rise in deportations for illegal immigrants since 9/11 has continued under President Obama, hitting record levels in 2009.
The jury weighing 24 criminal charges in the corruption trial against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is deadlocked. That doesn't necessarily mean a hung jury.