Zero Dark Thirty may be a flawed film -- but no more or less so than our perceptions of how the war on terror was prosecuted in our name.
Popular support may be rising, but a ruling from a federal appeals court shows that Washington regulators still hold the power.
With an eye to persuading Justice Kennedy, Prop 8's supporters finally have laid out the best version of their argument.
The president's speech highlighted the gulf between the promise and the practice of America -- but it also showed how much narrower that gulf has become.
You know about the Gulf oil spill. You know about the relaxed regulatory oversight. But in the past four years, the Interior Department has also presided over a ruinous wild horse program.
One want to give more protections to gun manufacturers. The other would gut the 2005 law that already gives the industry unusual immunity. Who will prevail?
America waited seven years for Justice Clarence Thomas to speak from the bench -- and when he finally did, he didn't say much.
In the face of a demand for DNA testing of evidence, state lawyers contort themselves to keep a man on death row.
In a new memoir, the Supreme Court justice underlines the importance of optimism and perseverance.
Prosecutors have easily met their burden of establishing that James Holmes should be tried. What likely comes next, a mental illness defense, will be tougher for everyone to take.
Mass murder suspect James Holmes stared straight ahead in a Colorado court Monday morning, even when police witnesses broke down on the stand.
A convicted murderer was granted a new trial in 1980. He never got one. So what's he still doing in a state prison 32 years later?
A year's worth of injustices, botched trials -- and inspiring attempts to right the wrongs
He's tough. He's courageous. He tried Timothy McVeigh. Now Richard Matsch takes on another critical case: a civil rights lawsuit alleging prisoner abuse and neglect.
Complete coverage of the ruses, hearings, and legal battles that have plunged the U.S. into a civil rights crisis
Let's stop humoring ourselves, says the filmmaker Eugene Jarecki -- America can no longer afford to keep millions of its citizens locked away. Now he's taking his law-and-order documentary on the road.
From memorable anniversaries to game-changing new rulings, some dates to mark this coming year
The conservative columnist describes a world that's completely unrecognizable to anyone who followed the story of the 2012 election.
The late judge didn't have a chance to move Supreme Court jurisprudence. But his failure to be confirmed had a profound and regrettable effect on how we nominate justices today.
A recent federal law shields the gun industry from liability for negligence. Its demise would be a good step forward after the Connecticut shooting tragedy.