Mortgage fraud sentence of 28 years upheld by federal appeals court. Atlanta developer's scheme left lenders and guarantors with $38 million in losses.
Backers of California's anti-gay marriage initiative, Prop. 8, argued that the judge who declared the law unconstitutional should not have taken the case because he is gay. A federal judge rejected that argument Tuesday.
A man born in Mexico and raised in America challenged a US law that makes it easier for an unwed mother to transmit US citizenship to her child born outside the US than for an unwed father. The Supreme Court deadlocked 4 to 4, so a lower court ruling upholding the law will stand.
Children practice during a ballet class at the Croatian National Theatre in the Adriatic port of Split.
Lawyers representing 26 states square off Wednesday against the Obama administration. Both sides bring top legal talent to the appeal of a ruling by a federal judge in Florida who invalidated the entire health-care law.
A federal appeals court ruled that a woman's intimate search of a male inmate – which was filmed and watched by dozens – was unreasonable. The Supreme Court declined to take the case.
The Supreme Court left in place an appeals-court ruling that then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 2008 appointment of Roland Burris to the US Senate violated an often-overlooked clause in the 17th Amendment.
A federal appeals court ruled that the anti-illegal immigration laws of Hazleton, Pa., clashed with federal authority. But the Supreme Court is telling the appeals court to reconsider the case.
NFL lockout ruling could go to owners. But as NFL lockout begins to threaten season, both sides quietly start up talks again.
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft is entitled to qualified immunity and cannot be sued by an American Muslim detained under harsh conditions in 2003, the US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.