On Thursday, three federal judges again reminded the California governor that his failure to fix prison overcrowding is a continuing violation of the Eighth Amendment.
Court-watchers thought one of the big decisions would come down Thursday. Instead, almost all the high-profile ones will be handed down next week.
Two new rules for criminal cases, and a discussion -- in code -- about Roe v. Wade
Is it really less intrusive to collect someone's vital data for eternity than it is to rummage through his papers briefly?
What to expect as the civil liberties watchdog goes back to court over secret spying
An 83-year-old near-mythical mob boss, an alleged killer long protected by the law, against a handful of brave witnesses. Where is the national media coverage?
U.S. troops will soon leave Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda is in shambles. What reason is there for Congress to abdicate responsibility for declaring war?
Recent lawsuits and Justice Department investigations have uncovered grotesque abuses of mentally ill inmates at state and local prisons. Yet Washington refuses to investigate allegations of similar mistreatment at federal penitentiaries.
A new federal report blasts the Bureau of Land Management for its wild horse policies-- putting the new Interior Secretary squarely between science and politics.
Four decades after one of the most legendary races in American thoroughbred history, Ron Turcotte remembers a feeling of floating on air.
The judiciary defers to the legislature. The legislature defers to the executive. And the executive says it's implementing what the lawmakers and the judges decided.
Fired from the University of Mississippi for playing Ping-Pong with a black man, this man of faith, this white man of faith, was a critical part of the civil rights movement.
Under his administration and prior ones, the treatment of mentally ill inmates by the Bureau of Prisons has generated harrowing allegations of abuse and neglect.
What are state lawmakers doing? Making the process quicker, and more unjust, than before.
So-called "foreign law bans" are supposed to protect American law from overseas influences. So why exactly are corporations lobbying so hard for exemptions?
Two cautious 5-4 rulings on criminal procedure show just how much influence the Supreme Court's swing vote has in shaping jurisprudence.
The confirmation system is so broken that it takes a year for qualified nominees to be approved. That's leaving dozens of courts woefully understaffed.
The self-proclaimed "most famous" sheriff in America, engaged in the illegal racial profiling and harassment of Latinos in his County.
A condemned man is spared, for now. But after a day of drama in Denver, questions about Colorado's death penalty and the case of Nathan Dunlap remain unanswered.
John Hickenlooper, a potential national candidate, has ducked the issue for years. Now, in the case of one of Colorado's most notorious murderers, he'll have to act.