The American Civil War is a touchy subject for educators, who must help children understand issues that continue to divide Americans 150 years after the war's outset.
Eight federal judges argue that Congress violated the Constitution when it nixed scheduled judicial pay hikes. They want an appeals court to overturn its own precedent or let the case move to the Supreme Court.
Hamdan case tests special courts for 'illegal enemy combatants.'
It's a win for the Bush administration, which insists that Guantánamo proceedings are necessary to fight the war on terror.