A Supreme Court ruling on one man’s death penalty could embolden claims by Native Americans across the US, affecting states’ control over not only people, but oil and gas lands.
As the date of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's first Supreme Court confimation hearing approaches, civil rights organizations have been sifting through his 300-plus federal court opinions and other documents – and they say his record on racial justice raises red flags.
The recent conviction of former Texas police officer Roy Oliver for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was an extreme rarity. Fewer than 90 officers have been convicted in on-duty shooting cases for murder or manslaughter since 2005.
Pretrial detention policies will now be set by each county's superior court based on suspects likelihood of returning to court and the danger they pose to the public. Most suspects accused of nonviolent felonies will be released within 12 hours of booking.
A US district judge placed a temporary restraining order on a Texas company which will prevent it from posting online blueprints for an untraceable 3-D printed plastic gun, citing the potential harm the weapons could cause the state.
Drones already have varied uses from mail delivery to storm tracking. Now, US state and local police are using the unmanned aerial vehicles' bird's eye photos to reconstruct car crashes more efficiently, accurately, and safely.
Former President Barack Obama nearly doubled the size of Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument during his final week in office. In an unusual turn events, the Trump administration is defending that expansion in court.
After being widely criticized for his Helsinki summit performance, President Trump is organizing a second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin who last visited the White House in 2005.
Despite little evidence of his views on LGBT matters, some gay-rights supporters worry Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's conservative voting history means he will vote against expansions of LGBT rights as a justice.
On Monday, US District Judge Dana Sabraw halted deportations of immigrant families for at least a week. The ACLU had requested families have at least one week after reunification to pursue asylum, an issue the judge held off on deciding until next week.