A man born in Mexico and raised in America challenged a US law that makes it easier for an unwed mother to transmit US citizenship to her child born outside the US than for an unwed father. The Supreme Court deadlocked 4 to 4, so a lower court ruling upholding the law will stand.
Prosecutors and defense counsel in the Casey Anthony murder trial argue over how to describe a plastic bag of refuse found in the trunk of her car. Does it link to the body of Caylee Anthony?
Prosecutors argue that Casey Anthony killed her daughter by suffocating her with duct tape. But an expert said he could not confirm that duct tape had anything to do with the death.
The second federal corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will likely turn on whether the jury thinks recorded statements are ramblings or evidence of an illegal scheme.
Prosecutors sought to tie Internet searches for 'chloroform' on the family computer to their theory that Casey Anthony subdued her daughter with chloroform before killing her.
Lawyers representing 26 states square off Wednesday against the Obama administration. Both sides bring top legal talent to the appeal of a ruling by a federal judge in Florida who invalidated the entire health-care law.
A Florida K-9 officer testified at the Casey Anthony murder trial that his dog 'alerted' when led past the defendant's car. The defense tried to block the unusual testimony on the dog's signals, labeling it 'speculation.'
The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge to a California law that allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.
A federal appeals court ruled that a woman's intimate search of a male inmate – which was filmed and watched by dozens – was unreasonable. The Supreme Court declined to take the case.
A federal appeals court ruled that the anti-illegal immigration laws of Hazleton, Pa., clashed with federal authority. But the Supreme Court is telling the appeals court to reconsider the case.
Prosecutors have established that Casey Anthony lied about the disappearance of her daughter Caylee. But physical evidence linking Anthony to her daughter's death has been hard to come by.
Prosecutors on Thursday interrogated former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for the first time during his retrial on federal charges of corruption. It was a combative hour.
Two Iraqi refugees who came to the US in 2009 have been charged with plotting to send Stinger missiles to Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft is entitled to qualified immunity and cannot be sued by an American Muslim detained under harsh conditions in 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
Last summer, when a jury convicted Blagojevich on one count and deadlocked on all the rest, he didn't testify. This time defense lawyers apparently are betting on his personal charm.
Wisconsin Republicans could either take a new vote on the legislation or push the matter to the state Supreme Court. That court is already scheduled to hear the case June 6.
Gov. Brown, anticipating the Supreme Court order to California to reduce its prison population, signed a measure transferring inmates to county jails. But voters need to approve funding.
Federal immigration law does not preempt the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act, the Supreme Court said Thursday. The ruling gives new momentum to state efforts to crack down on illegal immigration.
Prosecution witnesses in the Casey Anthony murder trial call her a loving mother amid testimony of a romance and party invitation in the month following the alleged killing of her daughter, Caylee.
A federal judge declared Jared Loughner not competent after reviewing 95 pages of reports and 18 hours of interviews. Loughner is accused of shooting 19 people in a January shooting spree.