Anti-poverty activists have sued Philadelphia, seeking the right to demonstrate during rush hour as the Democratic National Convention opens next month.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Wednesday that he would meet with transgender students and LGBT activists before making a decision to sign into law a bill that would restrict transgender students’ access to restrooms in public school.
By Ted Bridis, Associated Press
Under a court order, historical calling records at the NSA are now off-limits to agents running the FBI terrorism investigation even with a warrant.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's quest to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, perhaps by moving some detainees to the United States, has fostered an unusual alliance between his congressional critics and liberal-leaning advocacy groups that say changing the detention…
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.
By Laura Santhanam
After reviewing the recent use of history of torture in the United States, the United Nations Committee Against Torture expressed concern that the United States has not gone far enough in the “absolute prohibition of torture and ill-treatment” of detainees,"…
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is collecting data from thousands of cellphones through high-tech gear deployed on airplanes that mimics communications towers, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.
States Grapple WIth Same Sex Marriage Rulings Via Bills, Ballots and the Bench…
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday about the liability of company banks and accountants in corporate fraud cases and rejected an appeal by a German man who claims the CIA kidnapped and tortured him. Marcia Coyle of the National Law…
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