The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law allowing torture victims to sue for human rights abuses abroad can only target individuals, not groups.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of U.S. President Barack Obama's controversial recess appointments.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of the Southern District of New York said 68-year-old David Gilmartin went to great lengths to avoid his legal obligation as a citizen to pay taxes.
The pharmaceutical industry is paying close attention to a case that could determine if about 90,000 sales representatives are entitled to overtime pay.
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a petition from imprisoned former Enron executive Jefffrey Skilling.
Mitt Romney aimed to assure gun owners Friday he would safeguard our Second Amendment as he claimed President Barack Obama undermines the U.S. Supreme Court and tramples on constitutional rights.
The World Tomorrow will feature interviews with politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. Its host remains under house arrest in Britain, fighting extradition to Sweden on sex charges.
A federal appeals court in California ruled that a ban preventing public broadcasters from airing public issue and political advertisements was unconstitutional.
Chris Dodd, a former U.S. senator who heads the Motion Picture Association of America, said there will be another push for some kind of anti-piracy legislation after the 2012 elections.
The commission found inmate Manson unsuitable for parole, a spokesman for California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's gives brief remarks about shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
With his 3-year-old daughter hospitalized over the weekend, Rick Santorum cited family concerns for ending his presidential campaign.
The president, seeking to bolster his message of economic fairness, is advocating a plan that would raise income taxes on Americans earning more than $1 million to a minimum of 30 percent.
The American League of Lobbyists Monday decided to ask the U.S. Congress to approve a set of changes to current registration rules.
Mitt Romney is looking ahead to November: there is chatter about his potential running mate and the candidate himself is barely mentioning his Republican rivals, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who is notoriously silent on the bench, has suggested his colleagues should do more listening and less questioning during oral arguments.
Friday's job report for March showed 121,000 hires -- the first figures in five months showing job growth under 200,000.
Current TV said Keith Olbermann broke his contract by missing work and sabotaging the network. Olbermann says he was punished for his unwillingness to tolerate the incompetence of network management.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Trading on nonpublic information is already illegal for House and Senate members, but the new law bars them and any other federal employee from trading on nonpublic information about upcoming legislation or regulations. It also tightens disclosure requirements on financial transactions.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.