Jun 17, 2013 11:22am

Supreme Court to Decide on Voting Rights

Wade Henderson, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, is anxiously waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on a key provision of the Voting Rights Act . “At issue in the case is the heart of the law, Section 5, which… Read More »

Feb 23, 2013 8:16pm

White House Brief Foreshadows Supreme Court Arguments on Gay Marriage

The White House has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a main provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, but in the legal paper filed with the judiciary it may have signaled a wider push for same-sex marriage as a constitutional right on the… Read More »

Jan 26, 2013 12:27pm

Anonymous Hijacks Federal Website, Threatens DOJ Document Dump

Activists from the hacker collective known as Anonymous assumed control over the homepage of a federal judicial agency this morning. In a manifesto left on the defaced page, the group demanded reform to the American justice system and what the activists said are threats to… Read More »

Dec 19, 2012 1:14pm

Conservative Trailblazer Robert Bork Dies at 85

Judge Robert H. Bork, one of the chief conservative intellectuals of the law, who forever changed the nature of Supreme Court confirmation hearings, died Wednesday morning of heart disease, according to his son, Robert H. Bork Jr.  Bork was 85 years old. “Robert Bork was… Read More »

Dec 18, 2012 6:00am

Supreme Court and Guns: Justices Have Yet to ‘Clarify the Entire Field’

When the Supreme Court recognized for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to bear arms in a bitterly divided 2008 decision, gun control advocates feared the worst, but the ruling has not led to widespread overturning of gun regulations. Writing… Read More »

Nov 28, 2012 4:22pm

Record Guns Sales Cause Brief FBI Background Check Problems

Shopping malls weren’t the only places receiving an influx of shoppers on Black Friday: According to the FBI, the day after Thanksgiving saw record gun sales, with 154,873 checks conducted, a 20 percent increase from last year. And all those calls caused two brief outages… Read More »

Nov 27, 2012 7:39pm

Nebraska Right to Life Group Pushes for Ultrasound Images on State Website

The anti-abortion group Nebraska Right to Life is pushing for the passage of legislation in the state that would require that so-called 4-D ultrasound images of an unborn fetus be posted on a Nebraska state website. The state of Kansas already shows these types of… Read More »

Nov 27, 2012 3:25pm

Justice Dept, House Seek to Resolve ‘Fast and Furious’ Suit

The Justice Department said Tuesday that they will try to settle a lawsuit seeking to enforce a subpoena sought by the House Oversight and Government Reform committee to obtain documents related to the ATF’s botched gun trafficking case Operation Fast and Furious. Ian Gershengorn, the Justice… Read More »

Nov 26, 2012 3:13pm

Cyber-Monday Counterfeit Crackdown Shuts 130 Websites

During the biggest online shopping day of the year with consumers estimated to spend $1.5 billion, federal officials teamed up with European law enforcement agencies to shut down over 130 websites hawking illegal counterfeit items on the internet. Project Cyber Monday 3 marks the third… Read More »

Nov 12, 2012 12:20pm

Petraeus Investigation: When and How the FBI Can Access Email Accounts

So how and when can the FBI access a citizen’s personal email account? That is a key issue in the investigation surrounding General David Petraeus. The governing law is the Stored Communications Act, which provides that a “government entity” may require a provider of electronic… Read More »