Only two of the 120 laws being tracked by LGBT activists this year remain under serious consideration, in part due to moderate GOP lawmakers and business leaders' fears of economic backlash.
The justices will hear a partisan gerrymandering case about a Democratic-leaning congressional district in Maryland. Decisions in the Maryland case and an earlier one from Wisconsin are expected in June.
US District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers representing San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., and those representing five major oil companies, to conduct research on the science of global warming and present their findings in a federal hearing.
The New York Police Department agreed to not conduct surveillance on the basis of religion or ethnicity as part of a settlement about its illegal spying after 9/11. The NYPD spied on mosques, restaurants, and schools, all of which never produced a terrorism lead.
Dogs and other support animals are increasingly being used in courts to comfort prosecution witnesses despite concerns from defense lawyers who believe they illegitimately skew witnesses' credibility and prejudice juries against defendants.
Daniel Hahn, Sacramento's first African-American police chief, is considering policy changes after the shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man. Some black leaders are praising his leadership, saying he has 'an opportunity to be a model.'
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
A California law requires pregnancy centers that don't provide abortion services to offer information on what other local facilities perform the procedure. Advocates against abortion challenged the law and the case will be heard by the Supreme Court.
From lawyers and judges to legislators and the conservative governor, nobody wants to build more prisons. But getting all those stakeholders to agree on what to do instead is proving a challenge.
The fast-tracked legislation will extend the statute of limitations, restrict claims of immunity, and require more people to report suspected abuse. The legislation will 'take Michigan out of the dark ages' in terms of sexual assault laws, says one bill sponsor.
Nine immigrants and five children filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the Trump administration's decision to end a federal program giving immigrants temporary protected status is rooted in xenophobia.
The popularity of fantasy sports leagues has seen dramatic growth on the internet. Now, an approaching Supreme Court case deciding the legality of sports betting has the industry eyeing a major economic opportunity – especially among its younger users.
The Supreme Court declined to hear a Trump administration appeal of a lower court's ruling, thereby maintaining protections for the roughly 700,000 young people who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.