Nation Topics - The Courts
News and Features
When lawmakers and the media failed to hold the Bush Administration to account, it was left to bureaucrats to defend the integrity of government.
Sports figures are joining the crusade to free a Louisiana man convicted as a teenager of a murder he didn't commit.
Judges' ability to discriminate against expert witnesses has ended up empowering large corporations.
A Palestinian professor caught in the US legal system needs all the support we can muster, as respect for constitutional freedoms sinks ever lower.
It's now up to the Supreme Court or the Democratic Congress to overturn the Military Commissions Act and restore our right to habeas corpus.
Blackwater USA has a new attorney to defend it against a wrongful death
lawsuit by families of four contractors killed in Iraq: Kenneth Starr.
By blindly accepting Bush's expansion of state secrets claims, the
courts are allowing the executive branch to operate above the law,
putting the core principles of our democracy at risk.
The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the "wild child" hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.
Lawsuits by families of soldiers-for-hire killed in Falluja have put a major war profiteer in the cross-hairs.