Gov. Jerry Brown won't obey a federal court ruling over state prisons. The federal judiciary is threatening contempt sanctions. Who will budge?
A little girl is at the heart of a big case at the Supreme Court next week, a racially-tinged fight over Native American rights and state custody laws.
Stored on what was supposed to be a secure server, defense documents and emails have apparently been "corrupted" and "lost."
60 years ago, Pat Brown fought the mistreatment of the mentally ill. Today, his son, the governor of California, defends such mistreatment.
The day one of the most famous justices lost his cool--and one of his books.
Does justice demand sending James Holmes to death row, as the prosecutor insists? Or would that money be better spent on schools, parks, and roads?
Last summer, the Bureau of Prisons told inmates to seek help if they were feeling suicidal. But when inmate Percy Barron reached out, help wasn't what he wound up getting.
During two days of oral argument over Proposition 8 and DOMA, there was almost no substantive discussion of anti-gay prejudice.
The justices seem to be looking for a way out of a broad ruling. Can they end the Proposition 8 case in California without ending the cause?
The author of Gideon's Trumpet changed the way legal issues are covered and understood in America.
A new book presents a new reason for America's failure to successfully prosecute terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay: bureaucratic mindlessness.
One struck down California's Proposition 8; the other challenged the Defense of Marriage Act. The road to next week's landmark Supreme Court arguments began with these two rulings in 2010.
A federal judge in Wyoming is now reviewing a dubious agreement between local ranchers and the BLM that would eliminate millions of acres of wild horse habitat.
The Bureau of Prisons has been accused of the systematic mistreatment of mentally ill inmates. DOJ's Office of the Inspector General should look into the matter.
The broad abandonment of the right to counsel, says the attorney general, is "unworthy of a legal system that stands as an example for all the world."
Conservatives go after the head of the Voting Rights Section of the Justice Department for "cruddy" lawyering and "racial scaremongering against voter ID laws."
You have a right to an attorney in a criminal case, even if you cannot afford one. The Supreme Court said so half a century ago. But today that precious right is systematically ignored or undermined.
A guide to the books and movies that can help you understand one of the Supreme Court's most important, and most neglected, rulings: the one that secured the right to counsel for indigent defendants.
The Office of the Inspector General finds a climate of "polarization and suspicion" in the Voting Rights Section.
Edward Murrow, William Shirer, and Bob Trout created modern broadcast journalism on March 13, 1938 -- the day the network reported from across Europe on the Nazi Anschluss.