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.
Russell Bucklaw, convicted of murder and rape, was granted a stay of execution late Wednesday by the US Supreme Court. His lawyers plan to argue before an appellate court that a rare health condition should exempt Bucklaw from the death penalty.
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage, a day after a different judge ruled likewise in Oregon. That makes eight US judges in six months whose decisions went the same way, versus none who upheld a state ban.
Missouri's planned execution of a convicted murderer would be the first in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma. The inmate is challenging the state's refusal to disclose the source of the drugs it will use.