- The U.S. Department of Justice Monday objected Texas' strict new voter ID law.
Former State Dept Spokesman Cites WikiLeaks Cable In Discussion Of Anwar al-Awlaki's Targeted KillingDuring a panel discussion on Al Jazeera English, the former spokesperson referred to a WikiLeaks cable that proves Yemen was cooperating with a U.S. effort to locate and kill al-Awlaki before the Justice Department authorized the al Qaeda operatives assassination.
- A federal appeals court has blocked parts of an Alabama immigration law that restrict business transactions with undocumented immigrants, further diluting a law that was considered the toughest in the country.
- A Minnesota school district that came to crystallize a national debate about anti-gay bullying has agreed to institute broad new protections for students.
- Angus King, a former independent two-term governor of Maine, is expected to launch a campaign for the Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, a GOP moderate.
- Attorney General Eric Holder will give a speech Monday outlining the legal justification for use of deadly force in the assassination of U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to an official in President Barack Obama's administration.
- A secret surveillance program by the New York Police Department in 2007 has lead New Jersey Muslim leaders to meet with law enforcement officials in the Garden State. The meeting stems from the Associated Press revelations that the NYPD had been monitoring New Jersey Muslims. Activities from the NYPD reportedly include the mapping out of mosques in Newark, as well as the monitoring of Muslim student groups.
- BP and three other energy companies late Friday reached a settlement with thousands of individuals and businesses affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that killed 11 workers and fouled the Gulf of Mexico with millions of gallons of oil.
- Attorney General Eric Holder says he's ready to take BP and and other defendants to court in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- President Barack Obama reasserted his authority over detainee policy on Tuesday, issuing waivers that exempt broad categories of terrorism suspects from being held in military custody.
- Though it might be a popular trend in sci-fi movies, doomsday is a very real foreboding topic amongst 2012 doomsayers. Wyoming intends to be prepared with the Wyoming Doomsday Bill drafted by Rep. David Miller.
- Ireland will hold a referendum of its people on the European Union's new fiscal treaty, the first poll test of public opinion on the anticipated tighter budget discipline in the 17-country euro zone.
- 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, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- California law enforcement officers can continue collecting DNA samples from adults arrested for felonies, a federal appeals court ruled.
- Seven states, Catholic groups and individuals Thursday filed the first major lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's new contraceptive regulations, arguing that the policy violated the constitutional rights to religious freedom.