Law & Society
Woman Medical Student of Indian Origin Found Guilty of Luring Sikh Man to Death
February 26 2012 4:47 AM
A woman medical student of Indian origin in the UK has been found guilty of laying a revenge trap on a 21-year-old Sikh TV channel CEO in February 2011 to punish him for his alleged attempt to rape her.
BP's Gulf Disaster Goes to Court; Anadarko, Transocean Also Could Pay Billions in Damages
February 24 2012 4:52 PM
BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 and fouled the Gulf of Mexico for months is finally headed for court. On Monday, a federal judge in New Orleans is scheduled to gavel the case to order.
Obama 'Hope' Creator Cops to Keeping Evidence in AP Copyright Fight
February 24 2012 3:06 PM
Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic Hope poster during President Barack Obama's 2008 primary campaign, pled guilty to creating false documents and deleting evidence in his legal fight with The Associated Press.
Obama Contraception Rule Gets Challenged by GOP Attorneys General
February 24 2012 12:14 PM
President Barack Obama may have tweaked a policy that will let religiously-affiliated employers avoid offering insurance plans that cover birth control, but seven Republican state attorneys general are fighting the proposed rule on First Amendment grounds.
Is DOMA Doomed? Federal Judge Calls Anti-Gay Marriage Law Unconstitutional
February 23 2012 11:55 AM
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, a President George W. Bush appointee, issued the second ruling to declare the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
Home Ministry Opposes Decriminalization of Gay Sex
February 23 2012 5:30 AM
The home ministry has opposed the decriminalization of gay sex at a Supreme Court hearing, television reports said on Thursday.
Apple, Google, Amazon, Smartphone Makers Sign Privacy Accord
February 22 2012 11:15 PM
Six of the world's top consumer technology firms sign privacy accord.
Phil Spector Loses Last Bid to Overturn Murder Conviction
February 22 2012 1:59 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear Phil Spector's appeal of his 2009 second-degree murder conviction for the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
Honduras Prison: Probe Says Cigarette Caused Fire; Families of Inmates Smell Foul Play
February 22 2012 10:05 AM
The deadly fire at a prison in central Honduras that claimed the lives of 360 inmates last week could have been caused by a cigarette or candle, reveals the investigation.
Chamber of Commerce Asks Corruption Watchdogs for Help on Foreign Bribery Law
February 21 2012 10:18 PM
A Watergate-era law banning U.S.-based companies from bribing public officials has seen new life in the Obama administration, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says corporations need guidance.
Affirmative Action in Universities at Risk? Supreme Court to Weigh Race as Admissions Factor
February 21 2012 3:56 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday took a case that aims to end race as a factor in college admissions.
Affirmative Action to Be Contested Under Supreme Court
February 21 2012 12:57 PM
Abigail Noel Fisher, a white student rejected from the University of Texas, is taking an appeal of affirmative action policies to the nation's highest court.
Prop 8: No Same-Sex Marriage Case at Supreme Court Anytime Soon
February 21 2012 12:40 PM
Supporters of Prop 8, a same-sex marriage ban a federal appeals court said was unconstitutional, will hold off on taking its case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
U.S. Justice Department Wants to Drop Massive Foreign Bribery Sting Case
February 21 2012 12:02 PM
After two deadlocked juries and three acquittals, the Department of Justice wants to drop a foreign bribery case launched after a Las Vegas sting operation netted 22 businessmen.
Goa Carnival Canceled After Tragic Bus Accident
February 19 2012 3:23 AM
In the wake of a bus accident that took away seven lives, including that of four small children in Goa in India, the state government ordered cancellation of the Goa Carnival- 2012. The carnival was supposed to start in Panaji Saturday evening.
Montana Case Could Alter Controversial 'Citizens United' Supreme Court Decision: Justices
February 18 2012 6:03 PM
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Steven Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday that a case challenging a century-old Montana law prohibiting corporate political spending could lead to a new challenge to the court's controversial Citizens United ruling of 2010.
Apple Relents, Tweaks Apps Policy
February 16 2012 2:14 AM
Apple has tweaked its apps privacy policies in the wake of recent instructions from U.S House Energy and Commerce Committee requesting the Cupertino company to provide sufficient information about its privacy policies to the user before taking their personal contact names and data
Justice Stephen Breyer Robbed During Vacation Home Invasion
February 13 2012 4:57 PM
A machete-wielding intruder snagged $1,000 in cash from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's vacation home in the Caribbean.
More Than half of Afghan Brick Kiln Workers 'are Bonded Child Laborers'
February 12 2012 6:31 AM
The United Nations-backed survey, Buried in Bricks: Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Afghan Brick Kilns, found that workers and their families are tied to a kiln as they have to repay the loans which they often take for basic necessities, medical expenses, weddings and funerals.
Anger in Greece as Parliament to Vote on Bailout
February 11 2012 12:01 AM
Greek lawmakers will vote this weekend on a controversial austerity bill that Athens needs to avoid a messy default but which is fuelling a domestic political and social crisis that has brought thousands of Greeks out on the streets in protest.