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.
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.
Known for an unconventional style, the Southern California judge brought lawyers and government officials to the two-mile long riverbed encampment to talk to residents about a plan he is overseeing to move them to motel rooms and other short-term housing.
San Francisco's District Attorney explained Thursday that the city will erase or reduce scores of marijuana-related convictions now that the drug is legal in California. Activists herald the move as a step toward redressing racial inequities in the war on drugs.
Chelsea Carter's journey from addict to counselor began in a West Virginia drug court, an alternative to prison that proponents say offers a less costly and more effective way of dealing with offenders.
Computer algorithms are now helping decide the near-term future for defendants in city and state courtrooms around the country. Cash bail has come under fire for exacerbating racial disparities and some see computer algorithms as the solution.
Lawyers for governments across the United States, pharmaceutical companies, distributors, and others will convene to discuss possible solutions and settlements related to the national opioid addiction crisis.
Survivors and lawmakers are determined to hold those who enabled Larry Nassar to abuse young female athletes accountable. Some are likening Michigan State University to Penn State University, where officials failed to report allegations involving coach Jerry Sandusky.