Aug 20, 2014 4:01pm

Supreme Court Blocks Virginia Gay Marriage, For Now

The Supreme Court today blocked same sex marriages from going forward in Virginia, putting on hold a lower court ruling from last month that struck down the state’s strict ban on gay marriage. The action by the high court means that gay marriages, that were… Read More »

By Scott Wilson

Jul 7, 2014 5:00pm

Federal Judge Tells Supreme Court to ‘STFU’

U.S. federal Judge Richard Kopf declared Monday he thinks it’s time for the Supreme Court to “STFU.” Kopf made his pronouncement in a rather colorful blog post regarding the Supreme Court’s recent decision Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Kopf was appointed as a federal district judge… Read More »

By Jake Lefferman

Jun 27, 2014 4:50pm

‘Don’t Go Off in a Corner and Cry,’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg Urges Women

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had some good advice for young women today: “Don’t take no for an answer. If it didn’t work today, tomorrow is another day.”   And in true Supreme Court fashion, she looked to historical precedent. “When things don’t work… Read More »

Jun 2, 2014 2:54pm

Bizarre Love Triangle Poison Case Overturned By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled in favor today of a woman who had been prosecuted for allegedly poisoning her husband’s lover under a federal law aimed at deterring chemical weapons. When Carol Anne Bond learned her husband was the father of her best friend’s baby in… Read More »

May 13, 2014 3:39pm

Appeals Court Hears Challenge to Virginia’s Gay Marriage Ban

For over an hour today in a courtroom filled with almost as many lawyers and journalists as spectators, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a challenge to Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. Virginia’s marriage laws are some of… Read More »

Apr 23, 2014 2:41pm

Broadened Clemency Rules Could Affect Thousands of Inmates

WASHINGTON – Prison inmates serving sentences for nonviolent crimes have been offered broader guidelines for seeking clemency, the Department of Justice announced today. The new rules, only eligible to prisoners who have already served 10 years behind bars, will focus on people who would be… Read More »

Apr 22, 2014 2:48pm

Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Affirmative Action ‘Opened Doors in My Life’

In a heartfelt dissent to today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan’s voter-approved ban on race=-based admission programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such affirmative action programs on her own life. Sotomayor, who is joined by… Read More »

By ABC News

Feb 24, 2014 5:24pm

Holder Targets Retailers in Data Thefts

By ILANA KATZ WASHINGTON – The nation’s top cop says retailers like Target, which waited several days before telling customers about its massive data breach last year, need to “quickly” notify customers when their databases have been hacked and he’s calling on Congress to make… Read More »

Feb 12, 2014 2:56pm

Rand Paul Sues Obama and NSA Over Phone Surveillance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul and an allied Tea Party group filed a class action lawsuit against the Obama administration today over the National Security Agency‘s bulk collection of phone records Although today’s legal action is not the first brought against the agency since… Read More »

Nov 22, 2013 6:00am

NSA Surveillance Challenge Lands in Federal Court

First there was the furor caused by the Edward Snowden classified secrets disclosures, then the lawsuits, and now the court hearings. For the second time in a week, government lawyers will appear in federal court on Friday to defend the NSA program that gathers up… Read More »