WASHINGTON - A military judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a far-reaching charge that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning aided the enemy when he gave hundreds of thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks, an online repository of secrets from the U.S. government as well as other nations and cor…
WASHINGTON - A federal judge called a halt to genital pat-downs of Guantanamo Bay detainees who are meeting with attorneys.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court made history while it set up new challenges Wednesday with two victories for marriage equality.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented, potentially opening up commercial and scientific terrain to more freewheeling exploration.
WASHINGTON - Welcome to the new normal, the U.S. national security state that's grown like mad since the 9/11 terrorist attacks nearly a dozen years ago.
WASHINGTON - The Foreign Service officer accused of selling hundreds of visas to residents of Vietnam made his first appearance in a D.C. court Tuesday, as more details of the alleged conspiracy came to light.
WASHINGTON - A State Department official "received several million dollars in bribes" from Vietnamese residents seeking visas, according to newly public court documents.
WASHINGTON - A legal and political fight has begun over whether the wounded ethnic Chechen suspected of being one of two Boston Marathon bombers should be treated as an enemy combatant, instead of as a conventional criminal.
BOSTON - The search for the Boston Marathon bombers ended Friday to the sound of flash-bang grenades and neighborhood cheers as the second of two Chechen brothers was cornered, captured and taken away in an ambulance.
WASHINGTON - An Arizona law requiring would-be voters to show proof of U.S. citizenship seemed to divide Supreme Court justices Monday in a case important to many states that want to stiffen their own voting standards.
WASHINGTON - Congress stumbled badly the last time it rewrote military law amid a furor over sexual assaults.
WASHINGTON - An Air Force general who overturned the sexual assault conviction of a fellow fighter pilot now finds himself caught in a political crossfire that could change military justice; perhaps, some fear, for the worse.
WASHINGTON - Coy Koontz Sr. had a plan when he bought 14.9 acres east of Orlando, Fla. It did not, however, include having his son end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court justices, who had a summer to cool down from their last heated go-round, return Monday for an October 2012 term that's still taking shape.
WASHINGTON - A clearly divided Supreme Court cast serious doubts on the Obama administration's signature health-care law Tuesday, emboldening the Republicans who now are eagerly campaigning to kill it.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will engage this week in a historic three-day showdown over health care, leading to decisions that could ensnare everyone from private citizens to the president of the United States.
WASHINGTON - Fake hero Xavier Alvarez lied to his fellow
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's announcement Monday that it
will consider multiple challenges to the Obama administration's
health-care law next year sets the stage for a legal and political
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices appear poised to thrust
themselves and the Obama administration's signature health-care law
smack into the middle of the 2012 election.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether people who
lie about their military courage can be sent to federal prison.
WASHINGTON - A hotly contested bill moving this week would
compel employers nationwide to verify worker eligibility via the
WASHINGTON - Jack Valenti won his final and most heartfelt
lobbying victory when he was lowered into the ground at Arlington
WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats are rewriting immigration
policy on the fly, in a legalization effort whose long-term
consequences remain unclear.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has seemingly
spent her life preparing for the center stage she's about to
WASHINGTON - Some sex-obsessed rappers helped initiate Elena
Kagan into the world of appellate advocacy.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court entered its holiday intermission
with the starkest drama put off until the second act.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will enter the politically
tricky immigration arena, courtesy of the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON — Food-safety investigators said Wednesday they found
a contaminated pepper sample on a Mexican ranch, further
pinpointing at least one of the sources for a salmonella outbreak
that has poisoned consumers across the nation and roiled the
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld state
requirements that voters show photo identification cards before
WASHINGTON — Federal law prohibits hiring illegal immigrants,
but it also requires companies to bargain with unions that
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will take another modest step Tuesday
toward saluting the legacy of Arizona-born farm-labor leader César
WASHINGTON — Radiation exposure took Alice Broudy's husband a