LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge Friday struck down Arkansas' attempt to ban most abortions beginning 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, saying viability, not a heartbeat, remains the key factor in determining whether abortions should be allowed.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing rules designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing debt they can’t pay off — and still pass judicial muster after a previous version was thrown out by a federal judge.
PHOENIX — A former longtime Fiesta Bowl chief executive was sentenced to eight months in federal prison on Thursday after acknowledging that he took part in an illegal campaign contribution scheme.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal.
SEATTLE — Certain immigrants can’t be held in detention without a chance at a bond hearing, a federal judge ruled late Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — Singer Courtney Love hadn’t been born, and tweeting was reserved for birds, when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964.
The Senate this week rejected the nomination of Debo Adegbile, a former Supreme Court advocate for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to lead the Justice Department’s civil-rights division.
President Obama announced last week a new race-based initiative, My Brother’s Keeper.
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