Judges traditionally show deference to police officers. But in the case of former police captain Curtis Reeves, charged with fatally shooting Chad Oulson in a Florida movie theater dispute, the judge denied bail.
A Florida judge is deciding whether to allow Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain in his early 70s, to post bail and go free until his trial for the shooting death of a father who was texting a baby sitter.
A Texas judge reaffirms her decision to send teenager Ethan Couch to a treatment facility rather than to prison for killing four while driving drunk. During trial, the defense had argued that Ethan, from a wealthy family, exhibited poor judgment because of 'affluenza.'
California egg law mandates that eggs sold in the state, as of next year, can't come from chickens who live in 'factory' cages. Missouri is suing in federal court, arguing that California is interfering with interstate commerce.
The murder trial of Michael Dunn, which began Monday, puts Florida's 'stand your ground' law front and center again. Mr. Dunn, who is white, is charged with killing a black teen in Jacksonville after jousting over loud music.
Missouri execution: The Supreme Court rejected an 11th-hour appeal to block the execution of Herbert Smulls, a Missouri death row inmate. Wednesday night, state officials administered a lethal dose of the drug pentobarbital.
A Texas judge has ordered hospital authorities to remove life-support devices from Marlise Muñoz, a pregnant woman who has been declared 'brain-dead.' It's an important test of laws written to protect unborn children.
Chris Christie's successor as US Attorney for the District of New Jersey has expanded the probe of Bridge-gate, issuing subpoenas to his reelection campaign and the New Jersey Republican State Committee.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says his office will not defend the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage in court, following similar moves by two other states and the Obama administration.
Two young women – teenager Jahi McMath in California and mother Marlise Munoz in Texas – have both been deemed brain-dead, a final state according to statutes. But both cases have spawned legal fights.