A father locked in a bitter child visitation dispute voiced his frustrations and ended up being convicted of making illegal threats. On Monday the Supreme Court turned away the case, which raised First Amendment issues.
'Revenge porn' violators face fines up to $1,000 and six months in jail. But the controversy continues over the balance between constitutionally protected speech and legitimate protections against criminal behavior.
Marissa Alexander, serving time for firing a warning shot in what she said was self-defense, will get a new trial, a Florida appeals court rules. Her defenders asked why the state's 'stand your ground' law didn't apply to her.
The legal team for convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky argued Tuesday that he didn’t receive a fair trial because of an ‘adverse comment’ by the lead prosecutor in his closing statement, among other things.
In all, more than 50 companies have challenged the Obamacare contraception mandate on religious grounds. Given a split in how appeals courts have ruled, it’s likely the US Supreme Court will eventually take up the issue.