Bill Cosby – a once-beloved actor and philanthropist – was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for a 2004 sexual assault. Some call it the first legal victory of the #MeToo era, while others consider it evidence of racism in the United States' justice system.
A Supreme Court ruling on one man’s death penalty could embolden claims by Native Americans across the US, affecting states’ control over not only people, but oil and gas lands.
During his first and second hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed two distinct sides: a cool-headed umpire and a fiery partisan. The question now is, which one is likely to show up at the Supreme Court?
US District Judge Edward Chen granted a request Oct. 3 to block the Trump administration's plans of ending the temporary protected status of some immigrants. For the individuals affected, it's another chance to continue living out their dreams.
While the #MeToo movement began with high-profile women in entertainment, media, and politics, the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund is helping everyday women seek legal recourse for sexual harassment.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has testified his version of what happened in October 2014 when he killed Laquan McDonald. A video of the evening's events shows a striking discrepancy between Mr. Van Dyke's perspective and what the video recorded.
Spectactors attend the opening of the Lumiere 2018 Grand Lyon Film Festival, in Lyon, France, Oct. 13.
As the date of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's first Supreme Court confimation hearing approaches, civil rights organizations have been sifting through his 300-plus federal court opinions and other documents – and they say his record on racial justice raises red flags.
The recent conviction of former Texas police officer Roy Oliver for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was an extreme rarity. Fewer than 90 officers have been convicted in on-duty shooting cases for murder or manslaughter since 2005.
Pretrial detention policies will now be set by each county's superior court based on suspects likelihood of returning to court and the danger they pose to the public. Most suspects accused of nonviolent felonies will be released within 12 hours of booking.
A US district judge placed a temporary restraining order on a Texas company which will prevent it from posting online blueprints for an untraceable 3-D printed plastic gun, citing the potential harm the weapons could cause the state.
Drones already have varied uses from mail delivery to storm tracking. Now, US state and local police are using the unmanned aerial vehicles' bird's eye photos to reconstruct car crashes more efficiently, accurately, and safely.