Law & Society
Supreme Court Says No To Cameras During Health Care Arguments
March 16 2012 3:57 PM EDT
With widespread interest in the Affordable Care Act challenge, the Supreme Court Friday said it will release same-day audio recordings and transcripts of the proceedings, but refused to drop the ban on broadcasting arguments.
'Husband' and 'Wife' to be Replaced with 'Partner' in Official Documents
March 16 2012 9:15 AM EDT
It might soon be thing of past for people to see the words husband and wife, mentioned on official documents in the UK. With the reformations allowing same-sex marriages, official documents like immigration documents will no longer assume that a married couple is a man and a woman, it was revealed on Thursday night. Also, private companies will be told to change their databases containing the words, and replace it with more neutral terms like spouse and partner. ...
Mystery Surrounds as Friends and Family of Dead Man Receive Posthumous Emails
March 15 2012 9:20 AM EDT
Jack Froese died of heart arrhythmia in June 2011 at the age of 32 in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Perhaps his family and friends had not even finished mourning for his death when something unbelievable started happening with them. Froese's family and friends claim that they started receiving emails from his account, post his death, and that has indeed brought happiness to his near and dear ones and helped them come to a closure, reports BBC.
Senate Leaders Broker Deal On Judges, Jobs Bill
March 14 2012 5:19 PM EDT
A deal Senate leaders struck Wednesday would speed up the confirmation process for 14 of President Barack Obama's stalled judicial nominees.
Banks Stonewalled Probe Of Foreclosure Practices: Housing Agency
March 14 2012 12:54 PM EDT
The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said banks involved in the nationwide settlement on foreclosure practices significantly hindered its investigation.
Ajmal Kasab: Pak Judicial Panel Arrives in India Today, ITBP Slaps Bill of Rs. 20 Crore for Kasab's Security
March 14 2012 3:56 AM EDT
A Pakistani judicial panel will be arriving in India on Wednesday. The four-day visit of the panel is a part of the probe into the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, wherein, the panel members will be taking down the statements of the officials involved in the 26/11 Mumbai killing probe. The state of Maharashtra has been slapped with a bill of Rs 8.62 crore by the director general of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for providing security to Ajmal Kasab outside the Arthur Road jail. The outstanding...
Voter ID Law In Texas Hits Hispanics Hardest: U.S. Justice Department [LETTER]
March 12 2012 1:06 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Justice Monday objected Texas' strict new voter ID law.
Kony 2012: Angelina Jolie Should be Arrested for War Crimes? Alex Jones Calls her 'Monster' on Tape (VIDEO)
March 12 2012 9:08 AM EDT
Radio host, actor and filmmaker Alex Jones, uploaded a video on YouTube, and published it in his Web site infowars.com. The video, which claims that the documentary- Kony 2012, is a complete fraud and that it is Angelina Jolie who needs to be arrested for war crimes, has already had more than 127,410 viewers in just a day.
Supreme Court GPS Tracking Ruling Will 'Inhibit' Surveillance: FBI Chief
March 07 2012 5:14 PM EST
FBI Director Robert Mueller says agency will resort to physical surveillance teams.
Osama Bin Laden's Body Not Buried at Sea But Flown to Dover: Leaked Emails Reveal
March 07 2012 3:58 AM EST
Adding fuel to speculations that Al-Qaeda Chief Osama Bin Laden's body has not been buried at sea (as claimed by the Obama administration), there are now leaked secret emails released by Wikileaks that suggest that the world's most wanted terrorist's body was shifted to the military mortuary in Dover. Osama-Bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy seals in a Special Forces Operation on May 2nd at his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. Post his death, first of all, there were no pictures released...
Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Suspect Jared Lee Loughner Can Be Forcibly Medicated: Court
March 05 2012 4:32 PM EST
A federal appeals court Monday said prison officials can medicate involuntarily Jared Lee Loughner, who stands accused of shooting then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head in a 2011 and fatally gunning down six.
Cold Murder? Mom and Boyfriend Lock Toddlers in Frigid Bedroom, One Dies
March 04 2012 8:48 AM EST
A 3-year-old girl in Alaska died and her 1-year-old sister suffered from hypothermia when their mother and boyfriend locked them up in a bedroom with a window open to -30 degrees C, MSNBC reported.
Federal Judge Who Sent Racist, Anti-Obama E-Mail Asks for Foregiveness, Investigation [LETTER]
March 02 2012 4:55 PM EST
Chief District Court Judge Richard F. Cebull, who admitted to sending out an email containing a racist anti-Obama joke, has asked the president for foregiveness and has asked for an investigation into any misconduct.
Facebook Faces Trial on Technology Behind Social Media Giant's Web Site
March 02 2012 4:10 PM EST
Michael McKibben convinced a jury that Facebook infringed on his patented technology for social media sharing, but was unable to show the patent was valid. A federal appeals court will hear McKibben's appeal Monday.
Supreme Court Under Roberts Has Most 'Elite,' 'Cloistered' Background: Study
March 02 2012 12:18 PM EST
A study says Roberts Court justices are better educated than their predecessors, have spent more time in academia and serving on the federal appeals courts. But is that kind of experience necessarily a good thing?
Graphic Warning Labels Violate Cigarette Makers' Free Speech: Federal Judge
March 01 2012 3:31 PM EST
The federal government's effort to enforce stronger warning labels on cigarette packaging hit a snag Wednesday when a judge ruled that the regulations are a violation of free speech.
Koch Brothers Sue for More Control of Cato Institute
March 01 2012 2:53 PM EST
Charles and David Koch, wealthy conservative advocates, want greater stake in The Cato Institute, a renowned libertarian think tank.
Health Care Law's Insurance Mandate Will Be Struck Down by Supreme Court: Poll
February 29 2012 4:07 PM EST
A USA Today/Gallup oll from this week showed that most Americans believe the Affordable Care Act mandate to obtain health insurance will be struck down, even though more than half say the health care law is good policy.
Bank of America Scores Key Court Ruling in Resolving Countrywide Mortgage Mess
February 27 2012 6:24 PM EST
Bank of America had attempted to get an $8.5 billion settlement over bad Countrywide mortgage-backed securities approved in New York state court over the objection of some angry investors.
BP Negotiating $14 Billion Settlement for Gulf Oil Spill
February 27 2012 11:23 AM EST
BP, Britain's No. 1 oil company is said to be negotiating a $14 billion settlement for the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and fouled the Gulf of Mexico for months in 2010.