Topic: U.S. Supreme Court
This month, Kansas considers dropping the death penalty. It should join the national trend and abandon capital punishment.
01/08/2010 02:51 pm
There were predictions in the last few months of 2009 that Pakistan's President Zardari was finished. But he has defended himself aggressively in recent days and won back some political ground.
01/07/2010 08:09 am
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is backing Illinois in a lawsuit over how to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Officials in Michigan, who brought the lawsuit, claim that Obama is favoring his home state.
01/06/2010 07:48 pm
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that video of the case challenging California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage can be shown on YouTube. Proceedings are set to start Monday.
01/06/2010 07:18 pm
Richard Blumenthal, expected to run to replace retiring Sen. Christopher Dodd (D), has been Connecticut's attorney general since 1991. He enjoys high approval ratings in his home state.
01/06/2010 12:18 pm
A federal appeals court in Washington ruled against a cook who worked for an Al Qaeda-linked group and was challenging the legality of his detention. The ruling clarified the ground rules for future habeas corpus cases brought by Guantánamo detainees.
01/05/2010 07:28 pm
Prosecutors alleged to have framed two innocent men for a murder agreed on a $12 million settlement Monday. A Supreme Court ruling could have clarified the limits of immunity for prosecutors – a legal issue that had even the Obama administration commenting on the case.
01/04/2010 08:13 pm
In essence, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that suicide – even when a physician plays a role – is not a crime. Now, the state legislature is likely to argue the issue.
01/02/2010 02:58 pm
The appeals court ruling could raise the bar for when the electric stun-guns can be deployed. Local police departments said the ruling puts officers' lives in danger.
12/30/2009 06:26 pm
Tennessee State Guard commander Richard Hamblen said it's his Second Amendment right as part of a militia to convert assault rifles into fully automatic weapons. The Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed.
12/30/2009 05:36 pm