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A Supreme Court ruling Thursday granted Guantanamo detainees the right to challenge their cases in civilian courts. Experts examine the case and its impact on anti-terror efforts.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court in California ruled Thursday that barring lesbian and gay couples from marrying is unconstitutional, clearing the way for the nation's most populous state to join Massachusetts as the second state to allow same-sex marriages.
By PBS NewsHour
The foreign minister of Myanmar's strict military junta said Monday that the death toll from Saturday's cyclone strike could continue to skyrocket.
The Supreme Court voted 6 to 3 Monday to uphold an Indiana law requiring voters to show photo identification at polling stations. The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle examines the impact of the Supreme Court decisions on voters and state…
The Supreme Court appeared reluctant Wednesday to strike down the nation's strictest requirement that voters show photo identification at the polls. The case involves a challenge to an Indiana voter ID law that opponents say unfairly burdens poor and minority…
The Justice Department is considering new rules that could give Attorney General Alberto Gonzales power to expedite death penalty cases. Legal experts discuss the proposed changes.
Efforts to revise the constitution in violence-ravaged Iraq threatened to come off the rails when negotiations with key Sunni politicians ended after their largest bloc in parliament left the government Aug. 1.
Despite pressure from the U.S. government to quickly enact an oil revenue-sharing law, Iraqi lawmakers have put off approving the measure. Two industry experts detail the obstacles to drafting the oil law.
The constitutional battle between Congress and President Bush over Iraq war policy continued Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., threatened to cut off funding for the war if the president vetoes a spending bill that includes a timetable for…
Australian prisoner David Hicks faced charges of providing material support for terrorism before a revamped military tribunal system at Guantanamo Bay on Monday. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg, who was in the courtroom, talks about the case, then analysts Neal…
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