Law & Society
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.
Girlfriend Speaks Of Ordeal When She Watched In Horror As Lover Slit His Own Throat On Skype Video Call
April 18 2012 9:59 AM EDT
Julie Zalinski had never thought she would witness something as heart-wrenching and horrible as seeing her boyfriend of 2 and a half years slit his own throat in front of her while she could do nothing but witness the tragedy. Zalinski was helpless because Adrian Rowland, her boyfriend, who was in India from past 3 weeks for business, killed himself while being on a video call while being 7000 miles away from her. The saddest part is that Rowland could perhaps be saved. The ordeal went on for 10...
Ex-Bodyguard In Legal Fight Over Michael Jackson's Youngest Son 'Blanket,' Claims To Be The Biological Father
April 18 2012 9:21 AM EDT
The King of Pop died in 2009 leaving behind his three beloved children. Ever since, an umpteen number of controversies surrounding the custody of the children have popped up time and again. This time it is his former bodyguard Matt Fiddes, who has come forward with the claim that he is the biological father of Michael Jackson’s youngest child, his 10-year-old son “Blanket, whose real name is Prince Michael Jackson II.
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.
George Zimmerman Bond Hearing: What To Expect During The Court Appearance
April 16 2012 1:34 PM EDT
George Zimmerman's bond hearing is set for Friday. What can you expect to happen during the court appearance?
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.
Casey Anthony: Zenaida Gonzalez Defamation Case Can Proceed To Trial
April 15 2012 7:11 AM EDT
A defamation lawsuit against Casey Anthony can go forward to trial early next year, an Orange County Circuit Court judge ruled Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
Angela Corey Won’t Use Grand Jury In Zimmerman Case; Trayvon Martin’s Family ‘Not Surprised’
April 10 2012 7:46 AM EDT
Angela Corey, special prosecutor appointed in Trayvon Martin case, announced on Monday that a grand jury will not look into the case, leaving the decision on whether to charge the neighborhood watch captain to herself. The decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case. At this time, the investigation continues and there will be no further comment. From the moment she was assigned, Ms. Corey noted she may not need a grand jury, Corey's office said.
Lobbyist Lobby Pushes Tighter Registration Regulations
April 09 2012 6:43 PM EDT
The American League of Lobbyists Monday decided to ask the U.S. Congress to approve a set of changes to current registration rules.
Jenna Talackova Allowed In Miss Universe Canada: Trump Says Her Name Jenna +Tal ‘JEENATAL’ (Genital) Confused Him
April 07 2012 5:03 AM EDT
The frenzied controversy over Canadian transgender model Jenna Talackova's disqualification and re-entry in the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant has gone to a completely different intensity.
Quiet Clarence Thomas Chides Talkative Supreme Court Justices
April 06 2012 6:25 PM EDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who is notoriously silent on the bench, has suggested his colleagues should do more listening and less questioning during oral arguments.
Keith Olbermann v. Al Gore's Current TV: Public Feud Sparks Dueling Contract Suits
April 06 2012 1:39 PM EDT
Current TV said Keith Olbermann broke his contract by missing work and sabotaging the network. Olbermann says he was punished for his unwillingness to tolerate the incompetence of network management.
Russia Decries Viktor Bout Sentencing; Lawyer Says Extradition Won't Be Sought
April 06 2012 5:09 AM EDT
Russia will take all necessary efforts to get its citizen returned to his native country, the foreign ministry said. Bout, dubbed the Merchant of Death and basis for the movie Lord of War, was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison.