Gay marriage: In Boston, US District Judge Joseph Tauro ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it forces Massachusetts to discriminate against its own citizens by denying them some federal benefits.
Many of the Russian spies were in prison garb. They were seated where a jury would normally sit, and their lawyers were crammed into the space in front of the judge.
The Obama administration will argue its case on deepwater drilling Thursday. The government issued the moratorium in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, but a judge blocked it last month.
Mexico applauded the Obama administration's lawsuit against the Arizona immigration law. The US lawsuit argues that the Arizona law undermines the effort to fight crime, especially the drug war. What do Mexicans say?
Immigration law: A Justice Department suit filed Tuesday alleges that federal law trumps the controversial state statute and that enforcing immigration law is a federal responsibility. Legal experts are split on the likely outcome.
Immigration law suit sets the stage for a high-stakes legal clash over states rights.
Americans as well as immigrants showed up for music and fireworks in Boston on the Fourth of July. In Massachusetts, the immigrants who live here illegally are relatively safe. Not so in nearby Rhode Island. The differences between the two states point to a likely argument in the Justice Department suit against the Arizona law.
The federal government is filing a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Oakland community groups are educating young people about the justice system and the ill effects of rioting in the lead-up to a verdict in the trial of a white former transit police officer accused of murdering a black passenger.
The discovery of the Russian spy network in the US indicates that the current Russian leadership is living in the past. To Moscow, the US is still an intelligence target, not a partner.