Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1988, but sometimes sided with the court’s liberal justices and became a crucial vote on the nine-justice court on issues from gun rights to affirmative action.
By Joshua Barajas, Ryan Connelly Holmes
Two brothers wrongly convicted of murder were granted a new trial, but then they faced an excruciating decision: plead guilty to a lesser crime and go home as convicted felons, or risk trial and the chance of going back to…
By John Yang
You've been arrested and you have a choice: Take your chances in court, or plead guilty and go home with time served and a criminal record? Which do you choose?…
By John Yang
On May 22, a federal judge in Virginia ruled in favor of Gavin Grimm, an 18-year-old transgender man who, while in school, sued his district for the right to use the boys’ bathroom.
By Hannah Grabenstein
Prosecutors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial say they are close to wrapping up their case, and a judge has ruled that jurors can hear Cosby's 2005 testimony admitting he gave quaaludes to women. Andrea Constand asserts the comedian…
Though chances of a human collision are low, here's what to do if the Tiangong-1 lands near you -- and how you'd sue for damages.
By PBS NewsHour
The adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels, former Playboy model Karen McDougal and reality TV contestant Summer Zervos have alleged three separate sex scandals with President Trump, and have all filed lawsuits that could threaten the president with years…
Justices will return to, among other things, an issue that continues to roil national politics: voting rights.
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
The ruling Tuesday by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overruled a decision by a three-judge panel of the court that at least temporarily blocked the teen from having the procedure.
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