For killing four people while driving drunk, a wealthy Texas teenager was sentenced to probation and treatment at an exclusive facility. Prosecutors and victims' families are urging the judge to add jail time.
The judge, ruling in an ongoing civil lawsuit, ordered the NSA to stop collecting the plaintiffs' telephone metadata, saying the intelligence gathering likely violates Fourth Amendment privacy guarantees.
Conservative groups, including the Minnesota North Star Tea Party Patriots, said a state election law violated voters' free speech rights. The action by the Supreme Court lets stand a federal appeals court decision upholding the statute.
A US judge on Thursday ordered that the landmark Mt. Soledad cross, part of a federal war memorial, be dismantled in 90 days – unless there is an appeal. His apparent aim is to pave the way for the US Supreme Court to consider the case.
A wealthy Texas teen with blood alcohol levels three times the legal limit killed four people helping a stranded motorist. His defense said he suffered from 'affluenza,' the failure of his parents to set limits.
In his ruling Tuesday that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy protection, the federal judge was cautious in suggesting that the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts would be enough to ultimately solve the city’s debt problems.
The challenge by Liberty University focused on congressional power under the commerce clause and broader claims that Obamacare violates religious rights. On Monday, the Supreme Court turned the appeal aside.
Montana prosecutors are trying to increase the sentence for a teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old but served only 31 days in jail. The case points to the complexities of mandatory minimums.
A Georgia man admits to shooting a elderly man with Alzheimer's who knocked on his door at 4 a.m. Wednesday, mistaking him for an intruder. Interpretations of Georgia's stand your ground law could be pivotal.
O.J. Simpson request for a new trial was even more dubious than most such appeals, some legal experts say. The former football player was convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery in connection with an incident at a Las Vegas hotel.
Women's rights advocates worry that the Supreme Court will lift the mandate on employers to provide workers with a government-set level of health insurance. Religious rights activists want that mandate gone.
The Obamacare law requires for-profit companies to offer 20 birth-control options to employees under corporate health plans. Four of those 20 violate the religious beliefs of two company owners whose cases the US Supreme Court has now agreed to hear.