The Republican VP nominee is young, but the political debate between now and November is largely about how far back into history we want America to go.
For the first time since 1936, there are no wartime veterans on the United States Supreme Court. Here's hoping that changes -- soon.
In a fierce battle between prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges, guess who won? That's right, the judiciary.
How the State of Texas blew off a Supreme Court decision so it could execute a mentally retarded man.
A plea deal for the Tucson shooting makes sense for both sides. But an awful lot can happen between now and Tuesday's scheduled hearing in Phoenix.
After serious allegations of abuse and mistreatment at America's most famous federal prison, a touchy-feely memorandum looks like legal back-covering.
One prison doctor after another has diagnosed Marcus Druery as severely mentally ill. Does the Constitution permit the death penalty anyway?
America's most famous lawman, and arguably its worst, was on trial in Phoenix this week. His case could have changed the immigration debate -- if only we'd been able to watch it on television.
And, since 9/11, no amendment has been more equal than the Second Amendment.
Nine facts and one question about why we spend what we spend to prevent sudden deaths.
Carol Chambers will most likely seek the death penalty against Holmes.
Since 9/11, there have been an estimated 334,168 gun deaths in America. That's 100 times the 9/11 toll. So where's the urgency to do something?
As a lawsuit over the targeted killings of American citizens makes its way through the court system, three experts offer three different opinions.
Federal grazing fees are not a hot issue. But the Nebraska senator's new bill to bring them up to market rates is an astute political move.
Why do Republican leaders still play along with an informal Senate rule that prevents up-or-down votes on even those judges who have strong Republican support?
Texas and Georgia plan to execute two men next Wednesday -- one who has been deemed mentally retarded and another who shows signs of brain damage.
In this summer of discontent, a century after his birth, the great folk singer's message still matters.
A noted terror trial judge has a bright idea on how to safely and efficiently prosecute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Is Washington ready to listen?
Western ranchers frequently enjoy vast discounts on public grazing fees. So why are they so angry about sharing space with America's beloved wild horses?
A song and a scene rise from a film about Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, providing viewers with more than one heartbreaking echo of the past.