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The move sets the stage for an appeals court to review the rights of Guantánamo prisoners.
The decision will make it easier for local residents to recover damages from national firms, consumer groups say.
Judge at five Guantánamo detainees' trial weighs their bid to quit legal fight – and their mental competency.
Justices agreed Friday to hear the appeal of terror suspect al-Marri, held without charge for more than five years.
The case involves an ongoing tug of war between the high court and the highest court in Oregon.
He is insisting that the government disclose any evidence that points to a detainee's innocence in a 'dirty bomb' plot.
The jury convicted a Missouri mother on three counts, but not conspiracy.
That's a key question in the case of 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantánamo, which a federal appeals court panel takes up Monday.
Opponents argue that the ballot initiative amounts to a revision of the state constitution.
Obama will have to find a new balance between civil liberties and national security.
Justices must decide if the Summum group can put up a religious display in a city park.
He says he was forced to stand guard as others were tortured and killed.
The case pits a Vermont musician who lost a limb against a pharmaceutical giant.
The federal crackdown on the rising use of expletives on TV has sparked free-speech concerns.
Nearly 100 federal investigations are under way, but getting guilty verdicts is tough.
Increased rights from recent rulings in San Francisco and Atlanta, Georgia, may force a rethinking of this immigration program.
Troy Davis, a Georgia inmate, asked for a new trial after seven witnesses recanted their testimony.
The Justice Department says the judiciary does not have the power to release Guantánamo detainees into the US.
A Tennessee woman lost her job after she cooperated in a company investigation.
A death-row inmate claimed the jury foreman violated his fair-trial rights by reading out loud from Romans.
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