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While a Florida U.S. attorney's 2008 plea deal for sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was widely criticized, some say federal prosecutors should respect a deal. But a New York federal attorney indicted Mr. Epstein on Monday, saying the Florida deal doesn't apply in New York.
Judge Marsha Pechman ruled that asylum-seekers detained after entering the country illegally are eligible for bond hearings. In April, Attorney General William Barr announced that the government would no longer offer bond hearings.
The Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering grabbed headlines, but the court also considered cases on abortion, DACA, “Obamacare,” and more.
The Supreme Court ruled that federal courts are powerless to rule on political gerrymandering. But states are moving toward reform on their own.
In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday blocked the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
As this year’s term closes, the conservative-majority United States Supreme Court is placing a shrinking value on legal precedent.
The Bladensburg Peace Cross, a religious symbol erected to honor World War I casualties, may remain on public land, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Lenny Pozner won a defamation lawsuit against authors of a book that claimed the Sandy Hook school shooting never happened. Others who lost family members in the 2012 Connecticut shooting say they are continually harassed by hoaxers and conspiracy theorists.
Universities want courts to make public the names of survivors of sexual assault, but advocates warn the result could be a chilling effect on campus.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Clarence Thomas, a liberal icon and a conservative bastion, have balanced political disagreement with a genuine mutual regard. And in the past two 5-4 decisions, they have aligned.
A Los Angeles judge decreed that members of a white supremacist group were protected by constitutional free speech despite their advocacy for violence. Anti-racist organizations fear the ruling could empower the group.
After traumatic incidents, are police officers and firefighters receiving what mental health professionals consider the best short-term care?
Lee Gelernt is the lead ACLU attorney on efforts to track down and reunite thousands of separated migrant families.
Three recent lawsuits against opioid manufacturers point to different models of justice, from guilty verdicts to payout without admitting wrongdoing.
The new Supreme Court appears more supportive of the death penalty. At issue for some is the balance between justice and dignity.
In a new transitional state prison in Atlanta, Georgia, inmates receive training to ensure they leave prison with a job and a home. Government officials in other states are starting to see housing as key to tackling recidivism.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in what is likely to be one of the biggest decisions of this term.
California is set to enact the country's first statewide guidelines on police use of lethal force, but state legislators still remain divided over when police can shoot with intent to kill.
Stewart Detention Center, in rural Georgia, rejects more than 90% of applicants. Marty Rosenbluth helps migrants here apply for asylum.
The Supreme Court will weigh the constitutionality of a census question requesting that residents declare their citizenship status on April 23.
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