The pace has only picked up after the election of Barack Obama, whose skin color has revealed a usually hidden strain of racism that remains present in the South.
A federal judge refused to block a legal challenge against Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in California. Both sides expect the case to go to the US Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court Wednesday looks at whether Chicago officials took too long to return property seized in drug busts to owners who turned out to be innocent.
Americans must be aware of how mandates might impinge on their choices – and how vulnerable Obama's plan might be to court challenge.
Did Congress try to bypass court orders and keep a cross on federal land? That's one question in the Supreme Court case about a cross erected in a national park in 1934 to honor the war dead.
A white cross has stood in the Mojave National Preserve since 1934. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will look at issues related to the First Amendment's separation of church and state.
Are dog-fighting videos free speech? Supreme Court justices Tuesday heard a case challenging a federal law covering depictions of animal cruelty.
A Florida high-schooler refused to stand and repeat the Pledge of Allegiance, sparking a legal fight. An appeals-court panel didn't rule his way, and now the Supreme Court won't get involved.