Do depictions of animal cruelty fall short of First Amendment protection? The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday.
How will Sonia Sotomayor vote? Is John Paul Stevens soon to retire? Will John Roberts and Samuel Alito be more unabashedly conservative? The term begins Monday.
The court will examine whether part of the Patriot Act prohibits activities protected by the First Amendment.
Just because Census worker Bill Sparkman was found hanging from a tree with the word 'fed' written on his chest doesn't mean he was murdered in an antigovernment act. Sparkman died in an insular county of moonshiners and pot-growers, and police are wary of taking a wrong step.
Muslim groups say the surveillance techniques authorized by the Patriot Act and credited with helping nab alleged New York bomb plotter Najibullah Zazi are alienating potential allies against terrorism.
The case challenging a handgun ban in Chicago will decide whether the individual right to bear arms upheld by the Supreme Court in a D.C. case last year applies to all states and cities, too.
Two members of an alleged bomb-making operation with links to Al Qaeda, including a New York imam, were ordered held without bail Monday.
Husband Phillip Garrido was ordered held on $30 million bail Monday. Nancy's lawyer may suggest she was a battered woman.
The FBI crime report, released Monday, shows murder and rape are down dramatically. But data on property crimes are inconclusive.
Anthony Caravella was sentenced as a teenager to life imprisonment on charges of rape and murder. Increasingly, DNA tests are uncovering evidence of shoddy police work and questionable prosecution tactics.
At a hearing Wednesday on 'Hillary: The Movie,' conservative justices repeatedly asked whether limits on corporate contributions in federal elections are too broad and amount to censorship of free speech.
Three Supreme Court justices have already announced their willingness to overturn a pair of key precedents.
There will be two new faces – and one familiar face in a different role.
At stake in a case it will re-hear Wednesday is whether corporations and unions should enjoy the same rights to political speech as individuals.
Jaycee's abductor was a parolee, Phillip Garrido. His story is now framing the debate about how the state should relieve overcrowded prisons, and who should be watched most closely.
The US Attorney's Office and the FBI are looking into allegations of roaming 'people hunters' targeting blacks in the floods and chaos of four years ago.
The Afghan, who said tortured into falsely confessing that he attacked US troops, has spent nearly one third of his life in the detention center.
'Preliminary review' looks at whether interrogations followed guidance of the Bush 'torture memos.'
Investigations into last weekend’s prison melee in Chino are ongoing. But it was reportedly the result of racial tensions.
Federal prosecutors and a New York lawyer are persuading courts to order anyone caught with illicit images to pay financial restitution to child victims.