He ordered the case of enemy combatant Ali Al-Marri, who has been held in solitary confinement for five years without charges, to be moved to the US criminal justice system.
Lawyers for the Summum religion had argued that its monument should be allowed in a public park where the Ten Commandments were already displayed.
Composer Richard Gibbs's idea aims to highlight the problem of illegal music file-sharing.
Yasin Ismail's case highlights the difficulty of verifying conditions of confinement.
Readers write about how President Obama should choose his judicial appointees.
In an interview with the Times, Lisa Jackson, the new EPA administrator, said that she has asked her staff to prepare documentation for an "endangerment finding" under the Clean Air Act, to determine whether or not carbon dioxide is a pollutant that poses a threat to public health and welfare.