Supreme Court embraces broad reading of federal firearms law. It's not enough for a 'straw purchaser' to be legally eligible to buy a gun. The identity of a gun's purchaser must be accurate, the majority ruled.
District Judge Barbara Crabb did not explain why she had not stayed her ruling finding Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but referred to the 'expressions of joy' on the faces of those who wed in the interim.
A coalition of industry groups sued Vermont over the state's new law requiring food producers to put special labels on products treated with GMOs. It makes Vermont ground zero of a very big food fight.
An overwhelmed US immigration system is trying to figure out the exact legal status of thousands of immigrant children rushing the US border. In one of the most politicized asylum systems in the Western world, that won’t be easy.
A Wisconsin prosecutor says evidence of premeditation warrants charging two girls, 12, as adults in a horrific stabbing case. Others say the girls' fantastical motive, involving a fictional Slender Man, indicates otherwise. Here's the trend in prosecuting juveniles as adults.
The Supreme Court let stand a requirement that New York Times reporter James Risen testify at the trial of an ex-CIA officer. He risks being held in contempt and sent to jail if he refuses to reveal his source.
Carol Anne Bond tried to poison her best friend after she learned that her friend was having a child with Ms. Bond’s husband. The Supreme Court ruled that state criminal statutes were sufficient to handle the case.
Seventy people have been killed so far this year in Indianapolis, and the city is on pace to have its worst year since 1998, when it suffered 162 killings. The police presence on the street is being beefed up.
US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Secret Service agents did not act out of bias during a 2004 Bush campaign trip when they moved protesters further from the president but let a pro-Bush group stay in place.
The US Supreme Court rules that Florida's IQ cutoff is too rigid and creates an unacceptable risk that an intellectually disabled inmate would be executed. The ruling sets a new death-row standard for Florida and eight other states.
LulzSec hacker Hector Xavier Monsegur faced many years in federal prison. But in return for helping bring down other “Anonymous” hackers, prosecutors want to set him free after just seven months served.