Only the Supreme Court can finally decide this unique case, wrote First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boudin.
The American Civil Liberties Union and LGBT group Lambda Legal will file lawsuits to challenge Illinois' same-sex marriage ban.
The U.S. Supreme Court let an appeals court ruling stand that said police used excessive force when tasering two women, though the officers had immunity from lawsuits.
An atheist and agnostic group in North Dakota won the right to sue over a decades-old Ten Commandments display in Fargo.
Two U.S. Army reservists say the ban on women serving in combat roles violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Maryland voters are set to affirm the state's same-sex marriage law, due in part to a surge of support among black voters, according to Public Policy Polling.
The former Secretary of State and four-star general seemed taken aback by a remark from Mitt Romney about Russia being the top geopolitical threat to the U.S.
As the 1965 Voting Rights Act comes under fire from Republican lawmakers and conservative justices on the Supreme Court, Holder explains why it's still needed to fight inequality at the polls.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether attorneys, journalists and human rights groups have standing to challenge the government's expanded power to spy on international communications.
Led by New York's Eric Schneiderman, a group of 23 Democratic and Republican attorneys general asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to uphold Montana's ban on direct corporate spending in local campaigns.
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly made some changes to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy that disproportionally affects young black and Latino men.
Sen. John McCain, the Republican author of a bipartisan campaign-finance law at the heart of the Citizens United case, filed a brief with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse urging U.S. Supreme Court justices to uphold a Montana anti-corruption law that bans independent corporate political spending.
Inside Joel Tenenbaum's legal crusade against the recording industry and a $675,000 penalty for file sharing.
A rash of late-night break-ins at offices in the House of Representatives has one member suggesting an inside job.
JPMorgan's $2 billion trading loss makes the financial giant an easy target for shareholder lawsuits.
The Federal Trade Commission Wednesday announced a $40 million settlement with Skechers over claims made in advertisements for their Shape-up leg toning shoes.
The U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner will again call for spending cuts to match any increase in the debt limit that will allow the U.S. to pay its bills.
A New York Times/CBS News poll shows Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama, 46-43 percent.
After $2B JPMorgan Loss, Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren Calls For 'New Glass-Steagall Act' [FULL TEXT]
The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 was a Depression-era law that separated investment and commercial banks. It was repealed in 1999 during the Clinton administration.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he will petition to Supreme Court to keep in state custody an accused murderer facing federal charges, to avoid the death penalty, which the governor opposes.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the filibuster has been abused, abused, abused after a bipartisan bill to reauthorize a federal export financing bank was stalled Thursday.
The national Republican star and oft-mentioned vice presidential candidate vetoed a bill to set up a health insurance marketplace mandated under the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives added amendments to a Justice Department funding bill that would restrict taxpayer money from litigation involving voter ID laws, the health care law and other politically-divisive issues.
President Barack Obama made a historic announcement of his support of gays and lesbians marrying, but stopped short of calling it a civil right.
The Department of Defense this week issued information-sharing guidelines aimed to bust insiders who leak information to foreign intelligence entities.
The six-term Republican senator from Indiana issued a statement more than 1,000 words long after losing a primary battle to Richard Mourdock, a state treasurer.
Senate Republicans sustained a filibuster of a Democratic bill to keep some student loan rates from doubling to 6.8 percent in July.
A new poll out Tuesday finds that half of Americans support legal recognition of gay marriage. It's the second year in a row that more Americans favor than oppose the idea in the Gallup poll.
Voters in three big U.S. states Tuesday will weigh in on several closely watched campaigns. Here is what's at stake
After the arraignment of the five accused 9/11 planners, their civilian counsel criticized the military commission handling the case.