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America's JFK Airport is the 10th port of entry requiring noncitizen visitors to scan all 10 fingers.
The case against the Palm Beach County district aims to clarify its duty to keep more kids in school.
Kwame Kilpatrick's legal woes could hurt the city's image, and also stall nascent economic development.
A 6-to-3 majority said the president can't order a state court to abide by an international court ruling.
Key issue: Do citizens held by the US military in a foreign war have constitutional protections?
The issue – whether campaign-reform laws unconstitutionally restrict ads for political documentaries – now goes to a three-judge panel.
Its 7-to-2 ruling Wednesday reverses a Louisiana death-penalty conviction.
At a court session Tuesday, majority judges seemed to support an individual's right to bear arms.
Hearings on the constitutionality of a D.C. gun ban begin Tuesday. The Supreme Court is looking at the Second Amendment for the first time since 1939.
Friday's House vote, ignoring veto threat, is latest bid by Democrats to rein in White House powers.
The tribunal agrees to take a case about the commission's crackdown on stations that air expletives.
With nearly 2,400 inmates sentenced to life as juveniles, the U.S. is the only nation imposing the mandate on children.
Targeting lairs for hiding illegal immigrants, law-enforcement officials claim strides in breaking up human-smuggling rings.
A self-rehab prison program aims to distinguish between the person and the crime.
At issue: Should the company pay $2.5 billion in punitive damages for the 1989 oil spill?
Judge Julian Parker rules with a firm gavel and a Creole-spiced sense of humor in trying to reduce a backlog of 300 cases.
The 7-to-2 decision gives workers and retirees recourse for the mishandling of individual retirement accounts.
They're the first to be tried in Guantánamo's war court for direct ties to plot.
The judge cited harsh military detention to justify a lighter term of 17 years in prison.
On Tuesday, a federal judge will announce Al Qaeda recruit's long-awaited prison sentence.
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