| May 9, 2010
| 9:34 PM
President Barack Obama will nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, a person familiar with the president's thinking said Sunday night.
The move positions the court to have three female justices for the first time in history.
| May 17, 2010
| 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal officials can indefinitely hold inmates considered "sexually dangerous" after their prison terms are complete.
The high court in a 7-2 judgment reversed a lower court decision that said Congress...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 6:15 PM
The cost of President Obama's deep water oil drilling moratorium could have a big economic impact on Houston according to some analysts.
Obama's administration continues wrestling with the Louisiana courts over a six-month moratorium on deep water...
| Jun 25, 2010
The Justice Department on Friday urged a federal appeals court to delay a judge's ruling overturning a drilling moratorium in the Gulf.
In court papers, the Obama administration said the suspensions in deepwater drilling are crucially important to...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 5:27 PM
Acting on a request from the Obama administration, a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday lifted a judge's order that had halted enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays, leaving the much-disputed law in legal...
| Oct 28, 2010
The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld a judge's order invalidating traffic tickets issued through New Orleans' red-light and speed-enforcement camera system
The court's 6-0 vote on Wednesday could create a budget problem for the city, which collected...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 9:53 AM
LEWIS RUN, Pa. -- Actor Wesley Snipes began serving a three-year sentence at a federal prison in Pennsylvania on Thursday for failure to file income tax returns.
Snipes, 48, arrived shortly before noon at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:10 PM
CLEARWATER — As potential jurors waited outside the courtroom in Pinellas County Tuesday, they talked openly about Casey Anthony, the defendant they expected to see once they entered, according to one of the would-be jurors who was "appalled" that...
| Jul 12, 2010
GLENDALE — State justice administrators have selected an award-winning architecture firm to design the new Glendale courthouse, but officials haven't determined its location.
After an extensive vetting process, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 4:12 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- California Chief Justice Ronald M. George, who presided over the often turbulent restructuring of state courts and wrote the ruling that temporarily gave gays the right to marry, said Wednesday he would step down in January after a 38-...
| Aug 15, 2010
| 9:08 PM
A group of former employees from the now-defunct St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center will file suit Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, accusing management of grossly exaggerating the institution's debt, blowing millions of dollars on their...
| Aug 24, 2010
A U.S. district judge on Monday blocked the federal government from funding all research involving human embryonic stem cells on the grounds that it violates a 1996 law intended to prevent the destruction of of human embryos.
The ruling came in the...