Pelosi Slams GOP's 'Newfound Support' Of Supreme Court Power
April 19 2012 5:58 PM EDT
It is interesting now to see Republicans' newfound support of judicial review after the passage of health reform under a Democratic president, said U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Sprint Sued By New York For $300 Million; Service Provider Denies Tax Fraud
April 19 2012 2:45 PM EDT
Sprint Nextel Corp., which is the third-biggest mobile service provider in the U.S., has been sued by the state of New York for allegedly not collecting or paying millions of dollars in taxes. Though Sprint denies these accusations, the company stands to pay more than $300 million if the claims are proven true.
Secret Service Hooker Scandal: Dismissed Agent To Sue Agency
April 19 2012 12:04 PM EDT
After being dismissed from the Secret Service, the former uniformed officer plans to sue the agency, as Mark Sullivan, the agency's director, informed lawmakers Wednesday night.
Janet Jackson's 'Wardrobe Malfunction' May Head To Supreme Court
April 18 2012 4:06 PM EDT
The Obama administration's Supreme Court attorney asked the justices to review the Federal Communications Commission's $550,000 fine against CBS for airing the infamous Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl.
Foreign Political Groups Like PLO Safe From Torture Suits In U.S.: Supreme Court
April 18 2012 12:09 PM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law allowing torture victims to sue for human rights abuses abroad can only target individuals, not groups.
Mark Wiles: Ohio Prepares For First Execution In Six Months, What The Inmate Had For His Last Meal
April 18 2012 11:59 AM EDT
As Ohio prepares for its first execution in six months, Mark Wiles requested a large pizza with pepperoni and extra cheese and hot sauce, among other things for his last meal on the eve of his expiration.
Senate GOP Join Legal Fight Against Obama's Recess Appointments
April 17 2012 6:38 PM EDT
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of U.S. President Barack Obama's controversial recess appointments.
Happy Tax Day: Economist Charged With Dodging $500K IRS Bill For 22 Years
April 17 2012 11:38 AM EDT
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York said 68-year-old David Gilmartin went to great lengths to avoid his legal obligation as a citizen to pay taxes.
Supreme Court Wrestles With Overtime Pay For Pharmaceutical Sales Reps
April 16 2012 8:07 PM EDT
The pharmaceutical industry is paying close attention to a case that could determine if about 90,000 sales representatives are entitled to overtime pay.
Ex-Enron Chief Skilling Loses Bid To Overturn Fraud Conviction At Supreme Court
April 16 2012 12:52 PM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a petition from imprisoned former Enron executive Jefffrey Skilling.
Julian Assange Show Starts Tuesday, Guest Kept Secret
April 14 2012 2:29 AM EDT
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will launch his new TV talk show on Russia Today on April 17, but is keeping the guest list secret, the Kremlin-funded English language station said on Friday.
Mitt Romney Appeals To Gun Owners With Barack Obama's Supreme Court Stumbles
April 13 2012 6:46 PM EDT
Mitt Romney aimed to assure gun owners Friday he would safeguard our Second Amendment as he claimed President Barack Obama undermines the U.S. Supreme Court and tramples on constitutional rights.
Super PACs On NPR? Court Backs Political Ads On Public Airwaves
April 13 2012 1:11 PM EDT
A federal appeals court in California ruled that a ban preventing public broadcasters from airing public issue and political advertisements was unconstitutional.
Court Backs Political Ads On Public TV
April 12 2012 10:16 PM EDT
A divided federal appeals court struck down a federal ban on political advertising on public TV and radio stations, a decision that could open the public airwaves to campaign ads for the November elections.
George Zimmerman Makes Court Appearance, Held Pending Arraignment
April 12 2012 3:22 PM EDT
Zimmerman will be arraigned on second-degree murder charges on May 29.
Reddit Cited In Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Suicide Post From User Was Real [UPDATED]
April 12 2012 12:49 PM EDT
Reddit announced on Wednesday that the sister of a user named Black_Visions has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against nine Reddit users who egged him on when he threatened his own suicide, and that the site has also been subpoenaed in identifying the information of another three individuals.
Charles Manson 'Unsuitable' For Parole, Likely Will Die In Prison
April 11 2012 2:55 PM EDT
The commission found inmate Manson unsuitable for parole, a spokesman for California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
Apple DOJ Lawsuit: Why Amazon Wins The E-Book Pricing Battle, But Not The War
April 11 2012 2:15 PM EDT
The United States Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a handful of major book publishers on Wednesday, alleging that the companies colluded to raise the price of e-books back in 2010. Amazon is the clear winner here, but it won't win out in the long-run.
AG Eric Holder Vows 'Thorough And Independent' Trayvon Martin Investigation
April 11 2012 11:31 AM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's gives brief remarks about shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Graphic Tobacco Ads: Appeals Court Hears Case
April 11 2012 11:24 AM EDT
The government on Tuesday defended graphic tobacco labels and advertising that use pictures of rotting teeth and diseased lungs as accurate and necessary to warn consumers about the risks of smoking.