Top Utah officials vow to take their fight to reinstate a gay marriage ban to the US Supreme Court, if necessary. In the meantime, same-sex couples in Utah are obtaining marriage licenses – almost 1,000 so far.
Utah officials defending the state's ban on gay marriage plan to appeal a court ruling that lifted the ban Friday. In the meantime, it's taking awhile for final word on whether gay marriages in Utah can take place in the interim.
A hospital in Oakland, Calif., says a 'brain-dead' 13-year-old should be removed from a ventilator, but the family of Jahi McMath hopes for 'a Christmas miracle.' A court on Monday ordered an independent review of her condition.
Utah officials ask the US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent more marriage licenses from being issued to gay couples, pending appeal of Friday's ruling that lifts a ban on gay marriage. The appeals court could act at any time.
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.