Law & Society
Supreme Court Approval Hits New Low: Poll
May 01 2012 5:20 PM EDT
A slim majority Americans still have a favorable opinion of the Supreme Court, but support has declined over the last three years.
Judge Rejects Dominique Strauss-Kahn's Absolute Immunity Claim In Civil Suit [READ DECISION]
May 01 2012 1:14 PM EDT
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief who faced sexual assault charges, failed to convince a New York judge that he has immunity from the civil suit against him from his accuser, Nafissatou Diallo.
Fake Justin Bieber Arrested After Forcing Young Girls Into Child Pornography
April 29 2012 7:26 AM EDT
A man from Montgomery, Alabama, has been charged with child pornography and sexual exploitation after he faked his identity as pop sensation Justin Bieber and got young girls to perform sexual acts on the internet.
Video Showing Man Being Buried Alive By Syrian Soldiers Posted On YouTube (Video)
April 28 2012 8:50 AM EDT
A video showing a man being buried alive allegedly by Syrian soldiers has gone viral after it was posted on YouTube Wednesday.
Justice Sotomayor Shows Concern For 'Ordinary People' In Supreme Court's Arizona Immigration Law Case
April 27 2012 3:22 PM EDT
The first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on an Arizona immigration law critics say will lead to racial profiling of Latinos. She didn't lose the plainspoken, blunt tone she is known for.
Emily Herx Fired From Catholic School Teacher After Fighting For 'The Right To Have A Family'
April 26 2012 11:32 AM EDT
An Indiana teacher was fired from a Roman Catholic school after undergoing in vitro fertilization, which the Church strictly shuns, according to the Associated Press. The 31-year-old former educator, Emily Herx, is filing a lawsuit claiming that her termination last June was a result of discrimination. The case could spark serious legal controversy over reproductive rights and religious rights.
Supreme Court Liberals Raise Civil Rights Concerns Over Arizona Immigration Law
April 25 2012 7:52 PM EDT
Liberal Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer Wednesday were concerned with how Arizona's immigration enforcement law would operate on the ground.
Obama Attorney?s Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law Baffles Justices
April 25 2012 6:27 PM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday showed support for a key component of Arizona's immigration law that requires local police to check the immigration status of those suspected of being in the country illegally.
Woman Goes Through Extreme Brutal Treatment in Public, Protesting Animal Testing For Cosmetics [PHOTOS]
April 25 2012 7:07 AM EDT
Jacqueline Traide, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, volunteered to be manhandled, smothered, chocked, injected and ill-treated in front of hundreds of onlookers at Regent Street, London, one of the busiest streets of the city.
Ted Nugent Pleads To Killing Black Bear In Alaska: What's His Punishment?
April 24 2012 4:07 PM EDT
Ted Nugent made a deal with federal prosecutors on charges he illegally killed a bear in Alaska for his reality show and will now have to pay a $10,000 fine and make a public service announcement about responsible hunting that will appear on the show.
If Supreme Court Won't Stop Arizona's Immigration Law, Congress Will: Sen. Chuck Schumer
April 24 2012 3:07 PM EDT
Sen. Chuck Schumer said if the U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Arizona immigration law known as S.B. 1070, he will introduce a bill to let Congress block it.
$1 Felony: Will Charges Be Dropped In Mark Abaire Soda Theft Case?
April 24 2012 12:55 PM EDT
Will charges be dropped in Mark Abaire's $1 felony case in which he is accused of stealing $1 worth of soda from a Florida McDonald's and now faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the charges?
Natalee Holloway: When Will Joran Van Der Sloot Face Extortion Charges In U.S.?
April 24 2012 10:26 AM EDT
Joran van der Sloot, the main suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway who is in a Peruvian prison on a 28-year sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores, may be extradited to the United States to face trial for allegedly extorting Natalee's mother.
John Edwards Trial Begins; Ex-Senator Could Face 30 Years
April 23 2012 3:37 PM EDT
John Edwards, a two-time White House aspirant, went on trial Monday on charges of soliciting money to cover up an affair in order to save his presidential campaign.
Mark Abaire Doesn't Pay For Soda, Faces 5 Years In Prison On Theft Charges
April 23 2012 3:24 PM EDT
Water is not only healthier than soda, but for Mark Abaire, choosing water would have also prevented him from being arrested.
Trayvon Martin Case: Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee To Resign
April 23 2012 2:03 PM EDT
Bill Lee, the Sanford, Fla., police chief who was criticized for his handling of the Trayvon Martin case, will resign from his post today.
Supreme Court Health Care Foes To Face Off On Immigration
April 23 2012 1:35 PM EDT
Solicitor General Donald Verrilli and top Republican lawyer Paul Clement will battle at the U.S. Supreme Court again this week when the justices hear a case over Arizona's strict immigration law.
Patapsco Flea Market Raided: Federal Agents Seize Counterfeit Goods, Pirated Music At Baltimore Flea Market
April 23 2012 1:09 PM EDT
Federal agents raided the Patapsco Flea Market in Baltimore Sunday as part of an investigation into counterfeit goods and pirated music at one of the largest flea markets on the East Coast.
George Zimmerman Released From Jail With GPS Tracking Device Fitted Onto Him
April 23 2012 7:09 AM EDT
On Sunday, while Trayvon Martin's parents published a Card of Thanks in The Miami Herald obituary page, the man accused of killing the 17-year-old boy has been released on $150,000 bond from a Florida county jail around midnight. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, walked out of jail with another man avoiding eye contact with photographers waiting outside the jail. The man and Zimmerman walked straight to a BMW parked outside the jail, and drove away.As of now, the destination ...
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.