Teenager Justin Carter has been in custody in Texas for 4-1/2 months after posting a Facebook item that seemed to threaten a school shooting. Is this a case of due diligence by law officers, or free speech violated?
A college professor testified Wednesday that George Zimmerman learned in his criminal justice class about Florida's self-defense law. Why prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin shooting are keen to establish that.
Therese Stewart, a lawyer involved in the recent Supreme Court cases, says Justice Scalia was right in saying the DOMA ruling laid the groundwork to attack and overturn state bans on same-sex marriages.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of four Guantánamo detainees asks a federal judge to order a halt to force-feedings and forcible drugging in advance of the religious fast during Ramadan, which begins July 8. They and about 40 others are on hunger strike to protest their indefinite detentions.
Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness in the murder case of George Zimmerman, sparked a torrent of commentary from both whites and blacks, much of it negative. Will criticism of her demeanor override her crucial testimony?
News reports say retired Gen. James Cartwright is the subject of a Justice Department investigation into a leak about the Stuxnet cyberweapon, which took aim at Iran's nuclear program. Here's what he's said in the past about what should and shouldn't be a military secret.
The Supreme Court voided two rulings affected by a now invalidated section of the Voting Rights Act. One blocked a Texas voter ID law, the other required more generous minority election districts in the state.
A grand jury has indicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing. He faces 30 charges, including murder and using weapons of mass destruction in an attack that killed three spectators and injured hundreds more.
At issue is whether an Oklahoma law requires women and their doctors to follow a protocol that effectively limits access to chemically induced abortions. But first, the Supreme Court wants clarification on what, exactly, the state law outlaws.
Rachel Jeantel, who testified that she was talking on the phone with Trayvon Martin moments before he was shot, returns to the stand Thursday in the George Zimmerman trial. She has not been an easy witness to understand, literally and figuratively.
Three witnesses in the Trayvon Martin shooting offered testimony Wednesday that appears to contradict defendant George Zimmerman's account of events. Two said they believed a boy's voice was the one yelling for help.
US Supreme Court said Wednesday, 5 to 4, that DOMA (federal Defense of Marriage Act) had been enacted with an apparent attempt to harm gay couples. Its actions set stage for legal battles state by state over gay marriage.
The nonemergency 911 calls George Zimmerman has made to local police will help prosecutors in the Trayvon Martin case sketch Mr. Zimmerman's character for the jury. Of the 50 calls he made over eight years, five can be played in court, the judge said Wednesday.