Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Ghailani was convicted on only one of 284 counts in what was seen as a test case for trying terror suspects – potentially including accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – in civilian courts.
Monday's California Supreme Court ruling upholding in-state tuition for illegal immigrants may lead to similar legal challenges elsewhere.
For the first time in Arkansas, convicted murderers prevail in seeking review of DNA evidence. Such reviews have exonerated 261 others, but will it help West Memphis Three?
Death penalty survey contradicts previous polls showing broad support among Americans for the maximum punishment, but pollsters say the key is giving respondents alternatives.
Supreme Court justices decline to take up request by the Log Cabin Republicans to reinstate a federal judge's injunction against the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on gays in the military.
A US court has an opportunity to consider that question in a lawsuit brought on behalf of the American-born cleric by the ACLU and Anwar al-Awlaki's father.
An ACLU lawsuit is challenging the legality of including Anwar al-Awlaki on a secret 'kill list.' The US says killing the cleric, an Al Qaeda member, would safeguard national security.
American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is hiding in Yemen, where he's a leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He's trained terrorist recruits and helped prepare the Christmas Day bomber.
Oscar Grant supporters cry foul and take to the streets after Mehserle verdict. The Johannes Mehserle sentencing of two years was shorter than it would have been if the gun enhancement law had been applied.
The Supreme Court must decide if an Arizona program that gives tax credits for private school donations favors religion, or if participants in the program are just exercising personal choice.
A California law aims to ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The Supreme Court considered Tuesday whether it should protect free speech or children.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit is weighing whether to overturn a federal judge's decision in July to block some of the most controversial sections of the Arizona immigration law.
A Muslim American who was wrongly accused of involvement in a terror attack challenged a Patriot Act change to FISA as violating the Fourth Amendment. A federal judge agreed.
US Supreme Court declined Monday to examine whether nonprofit political advocacy groups can enjoy less stringent campaign finance rules that corporations and labor unions now do.
A military jury sentenced Omar Khadr, the youngest Guantánamo detainee, to 40 years prison. But an earlier plea agreement means he is expected to serve no more than eight.
Farooque Ahmed, a Pakistani-born US citizen, allegedly attempted to provide material support to individuals he believed to be members of Al Qaeda.
A Guantánamo detainee who was 15 when he was captured, pleads guilty to five charges, including murder. The plea allows US prosecutors to avoid a trial, and offers the 'child soldier' an endpoint for his incarceration.
Federal strike force targets two South Florida companies that allegedly netted $83 million from Medicare fraud. Case is called the largest fraudulent billing scheme ever prosecuted by the strike force.
An appeals court decides that 'don't ask, don't tell' can temporarily remain in effect as legal proceedings continue. The Obama administration is appealing a ruling last week that 'don't ask, don't tell' must be abandoned immediately.
Zachary Adam Chesser pleaded guilty to threatening the creators of 'South Park' for lampooning the Prophet Mohammed. He also admitted to attempting to support Somali terrorists.