The actress's candid op-ed about her mastectomy comes on the eve of a vital ruling over patents for breast cancer genes like hers.
The Supreme Court said so 50 years ago. But there's no real accountability structure to enforce the obligation -- which means innocent people end up sitting in prison.
The Willie Manning case raises some profound questions about capital punishment in America -- how it's perceived, and how it's covered.
A capital case about race and scientific evidence, about jailhouse snitches and faulty federal testimony, comes to a screeching halt.
A Mississippi man is scheduled for execution Tuesday. State officials won't test DNA and fingerprint evidence in his case. And now the feds have cast doubt on the evidence that was introduced at his trial.
On the 40th anniversary of her horse Secretariat's record-setting Derby win, the first lady of horse racing will be watching from afar.
On the eve of his execution, state officials say there should be no DNA or fingerprint testing for a condemned man who maintains his innocence.
Consider, instead, the erosion of due process here at home in our courtrooms.
The Supreme Court brushes away a man who waited seven years to get his case before a judge.
The Supreme Court said limits on political donations weren't necessary with adequate disclosure. Now big companies are fighting even that.
New federal legislation would help the disabled daughter of a Navy captain -- and thousands more military families in need of hippotherapy.
Mentally ill prisoners at America's most famous prison win the day in court -- but still have a long way to go to get the relief they've requested.
In spite of the Supreme Court's 2002 ban on such executions, Warren Hill, a convicted murderer who all experts now agree is mentally retarded, once again faces lethal injection.
Understanding what happened Monday and what comes next for the Boston bombing suspect
In a domestic terrorism case with an international flavor, the Boston Marathon suspect already has been given more rights than Jose Padilla was 10 years ago.
A simple act of kindness, a few thousand miles away, for a Massachusetts native far from home
The ruling in the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum is a huge disappointment for human-rights activists.
Omar Deghayes was blinded in one eye by a guard at Guantanamo. What does he think of the Constitution Project's conclusions about detainee treatment?
Millions of Americans came of age at Boston's many colleges and universities. For them, Monday's tragedy is a reminder of how much the city still means.
Gov. Jerry Brown won't obey a federal court ruling over state prisons. The federal judiciary is threatening contempt sanctions. Who will budge?