Oct 1, 2012 4:04pm

Supreme Court Debates Whether US Courts Can Take Human Rights Cases Overseas

When a Supreme Court Justice tells you that a sentence in your brief is “striking,” it’s not always a good thing. In fact, for Paul L. Hoffman, a lawyer trying to win a case before the court, it was a very bad thing. Hoffman appeared… Read More »

Sep 26, 2012 3:51pm

USA Harvest Founder Charged With Looting Charity

The founder of charity group USA Harvest, which has ties to celebrities Scarlett Johansson, Hillary Duff, the Goo Goo Dolls and Green Day has been charged by the Justice Department with stealing more than $553,000 from the organization. Hugh “Stan” Curtis, the founder of USA Harvest, has… Read More »

Sep 18, 2012 4:40pm

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Still in Court Less Than 2 Months Before Election

It’s less than two months before the election and Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law is still under challenge in the courts. Today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a lower court to determine whether voters in Pennsylvania will be able to get ID’s — under the Commonwealth’s… Read More »

Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm

Clarence Thomas on Growing Up as a ‘Minority Within a Minority Within a Minority’

Although he doesn’t pose questions from the bench, Justice Clarence Thomas spoke eloquently at the National Archives last night about law, faith, race and his colleagues on the Court. The event was in honor of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Explaining his background… Read More »

Sep 12, 2012 2:18pm

Christian Owned Business Files Federal Lawsuit Over Morning-After Mandate

Christian owned and operated Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a  lawsuit today in U.S. District Court challenging a mandate in the Obama administration’s health care law that requires most employer health insurance plans to provide coverage for contraception and the morning after pill without requiring a co-pay…. Read More »

Sep 8, 2012 6:00am

Justice Department Blasts Florida for Putting Disabled Children in Nursing Homes

A civil rights investigation by the Justice Department charges that the State of Florida has been unnecessarily institutionalizing hundreds of children by placing children with disabilities in nursing facilities designed for elderly patients in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “Hundreds of children are… Read More »

Sep 6, 2012 11:13am

Ariz. ‘Show Your Papers’ Law Moving Forward

It’s taken more than two years, but a controversial provision of Arizona’s strict immigration law called “show me your papers” is one big step closer today to going into effect. The provision–which requires a police officer to ask someone he stops for his papers if… Read More »

Aug 21, 2012 7:35pm

Former Marine Detained After Alleged Facebook Threats

A 26 year old former Marine has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after being detained for alleged threats he made on Facebook. Brandon Raub, who lives in Chesterfield, Virginia, was detained last Thursday after being questioned by law enforcement about his postings. “Sharpen… Read More »

Aug 16, 2012 1:24pm

Family Research Council Shooting: FBI Details Heroism of Guard

Floyd Corkins, who allegedly shot a security guard Wednesday at the Family Research Council, has been charged in a two-count criminal complaint with a federal weapons violation and a local charge of assault with intent to kill while armed. An FBI affidavit filed in the… Read More »

Aug 15, 2012 12:25pm

Gunman Shoots Guard at Family Research Council Headquarters

A gunman entered the headquarters of the conservative group Family Research Council  in Washington, D.C., and opened fire on a security guard this morning, police said. According to a spokesman for the DC Metropolitan Police Department, a suspect is in custody. The security guard was shot in the left… Read More »