Topic: U.S. District Court
An outdated Pentagon policy bars women from more than 220,000 US military positions. Yet the Army is gaming the restrictions by attaching women to combat units. The current policy is a legal fiction that not only degrades equality, but combat efficiency. It's high time we rescind it.
01/28/2011 09:05 am
Jared Lee Loughner is refusing to tell investigators anything about a motive for the Tucson, Arizona, shooting, but he appears to be a familiar character in American life: a disturbed outsider with a gun.
01/10/2011 01:50 pm
Federal authorities also charged Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona shooting suspect, with two counts of murder. President Obama calls for a moment of silence Monday at 11 a.m. EST.
01/09/2011 07:48 pm
It's become common practice for the press to excerpt from embargoed books – but is it legal?
11/22/2010 12:16 pm
On Monday, this writer showed up for jury duty, and so did US Attorney General Eric Holder. In cities such as Washington, where many people never respond to a jury summons, celebrities and the powerful can set a good example.
11/09/2010 02:05 pm
The Justice Department reversed US policy last week about proprietary rights to existing genes. And a new global pact claims a nation can profit from others' use of genes taken from that country. Aren't nature's genetic codes universal enough not to be owned?
11/02/2010 02:19 pm
Elizabeth Smart, now 22, was 14 when she was kidnapped at knifepoint from her home on June 5, 2002. She was recovered nine months later — in March 2003 — after a motorist spotted her walking the streets of a Salt Lake City suburb with Mitchell and his now-estranged wife, Wanda Eileen Barzee.
11/01/2010 02:36 pm
Toyota lawsuit charges the automaker with buying up defective cars in exchange for confidentiality agreements. Toyota denies the allegations.
10/29/2010 12:50 pm
Parts of LimeWire shut down after court order. But the LimeWire download store remains.
10/27/2010 11:50 am
A federal judge's ruling suspending DADT and allowing gays to openly serve brings the US military – at least temporarily – in line with all of the NATO militaries fighting alongside the US in Afghanistan.
10/13/2010 12:46 pm