Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death transformed the Supreme Court's term, shifted power to its liberal wing and started a transition that will be greatly affected by who wins the presidency.
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
WASHINGTON — 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 Associated Press
Hours from a midnight deadline for contested anti-terror measures to expire, no solution was in sight as the Senate convened an extraordinary Sunday session to hash out a way forward. Intelligence officials warned the result would amount to a win…
By Elisabeth Ponsot
A federal judge ruled on Friday that the government must release photographs that depict abuse of detainees by American military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Ken Dilanian, Associated Press
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the federal government, seeking to force a response to its request for documents about drone missile strikes against terror suspects.
By Will Weissert, Todd Richmond, Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge likened Texas' strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the…
By PBS NewsHour
A new report by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU says the American government has overstepped its boundaries in clamping down on the work of reporters and their sources. Jeffrey Brown gets debate on the findings from Dana Priest of…
Watch DOMA Challengers Speak After Oral Arguments End…
Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about two major cases before the Supreme Court. The first is a clash over free-speech rights of religious groups on college campuses and the second deals with text messages…
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