Law & Society
'Merchant Of Death' Viktor Bout Gets 25 Years For Colombian Arms Deal
April 05 2012 7:06 PM EDT
The 45-year-old Russian was busted in a 2008 sting in Thailand in which undercover informants working for U.S. authorities posed as members of the Colombian rebel group FARC. Bout insists he was a legitimate businessman just trying to sell airplanes, not weapons.
Pirate Bay Promotion 'Promo Bay' Attracts 5000+ Artists, Sticks It To RIAA and MPAA
April 05 2012 4:06 PM EDT
While the movie and music industries would have you think that torrents are a threat to their business, thousands of independent artists heartily disagree. That's why more than 5000 musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers and artists have signed up to be promoted by The Pirate Bay, the world's largest torrent site.
Justice Department Defends Obama's Supreme Court Remarks [LETTER]
April 05 2012 3:15 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama's remarks about the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act were fully consistent with the principles of judicial review.
Death Penalty Headed For Repeal In Connecticut
April 05 2012 12:27 PM EDT
The ban on capital punishment -- life without the chance for parole will become the state's maximum punishment -- will apply only to future inmates, not those already on death row.
Judge Fights Back Against Obama's Supreme Court Remarks -- With Homework
April 04 2012 5:06 PM EDT
A federal judge is retaliating against what he says was an inappropriate comment on the judiciary by President Barack Obama, and he is doing so with an unusual tactic: he assigned administration lawyers to do homework.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 Other Accused 9/11 Plotters Face Death Penalty Trial
April 04 2012 3:01 PM EDT
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four accused co-conspirators face possible imposition of the death penalty when they're tried by a U.S. military commission.
Pelosi Predicts Supreme Court OK Of Health Care Law
April 04 2012 2:57 PM EDT
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, former speaker of the House of Representatives, said the Affordable Care Act was written in an iron clad way to withstand constitutional review.
Lisa Robin Kelly Denies Charges, Fans Call Her 'Crack Head' After 'Scary' Mugshot Goes Viral On Twitter
April 04 2012 6:50 AM EDT
People who have watched That 70's Show remember Lisa Robin Kelly as a promiscuous, but charming and a bossy sister to the main character Eric Foreman (Topher Grace). The once sexy blonde beauty who was arrested following domestic violence charges filed by her male roommate has denied the charges saying that she has been falsely accused. Also, what has become a popular topic of discussion on social media networks is the Lost Hills Police Station's mug shot image of the actress which...
Obama To Supreme Court: Don't Go Back To New Deal Days
April 03 2012 4:13 PM EDT
President Barack Obama said the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to strike down an economic law like the Affordable Care Act since before the New Deal.
Health Care Hearings Barely Change Opinion Of Supreme Court, Law: Poll
April 03 2012 1:08 PM EDT
A poll showed more Americans still hold the same view of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act despite last week's six hours of oral arguments in a high-profile case.
Obama Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Health Care Law
April 02 2012 5:58 PM EDT
I'm confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step in overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically-elected Congress, the president said.
Supreme Court Backs Invasive Jailhouse Strip Searches For Minor Offenses
April 02 2012 3:00 PM EDT
In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said security at jail facilities trumps privacy rights for those who undergo invasive strip searches, even for small offenses.
Sen. Schumer: Supreme Court Would Be 'Most Activist In A Century' If It Overturned Health Care Law
April 02 2012 12:39 PM EDT
Sen. Chuck Schumer, the No. 2 Democrat, brushed away concerns that the tough questioning of the health care law from the U.S. Supreme Court was a sign the justices would strike the law down.
Casey Anthony Staying Clean: No Drug And Alcohol, But Still Unemployed
April 01 2012 3:00 AM EDT
Casey Anthony, America's most hated mother, is still unemployed, but has been attending her school, according to her March probation report.
Man Kills Grandson Aged 1 By Giving Him Un-prescribed Mixture Of Benadryl And Morphine
March 31 2012 8:44 AM EDT
A 59-year-old man, who allegedly fed his one-year-old grandson with juice mixed with crushed morphine and Benadryl, is facing homicide charges.
Jenna Talackova: Vancouver Transgender To Take Miss Universe Canada Contest To Court
March 31 2012 7:30 AM EDT
Jenna Talackova, the 23-year-old beauty queen from Vancouver who was thrown out of Miss Universe Canada Pageant for not being a naturally born female, has determined to fight for justice.
Supreme Court Meets To Vote On Health Care Case
March 30 2012 4:57 PM EDT
The Supreme Court met Friday -- in a regular, private conference -- to vote on the health care reform law case, but their ruling won't be released until June. Here's a look at the concerns potential swing votes Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed during oral arguments.
Trayvon Martin Case: Unanswered Questions Add More Mystery To The Case
March 30 2012 7:58 AM EDT
It's been more than a month since Florida teen Trayvon Martin was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
Health Care Case: Top 5 - Relatively - Funny Moments
March 29 2012 4:05 PM EDT
Justice Antonin Scalia lives up to his reputation as the funniest justice.
Trayvon Martin Case: George Zimmerman Appears Uninjured in Police Video
March 29 2012 8:02 AM EDT
Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman appeared uninjured when he was being led into the police station a few minutes after shooting Florida teen Trayvon Martin, according to the new security video exclusively obtained by ABC News.