Mar 22, 2013 02:47 EDT
It's hard enough for same-sex couples to marry in the United States, but divorce is a headache as well, and one that supporters of gay marriage hope the US Supreme Court can resolve.
Mar 21, 2013 14:51 EDT
A preliminary hearing into the case of a Canadian former porn actor accused of murdering and dismembering a Chinese man was adjourned until April 8 here Thursday, court officials said.
Mar 20, 2013 13:00 EDT
US government-controlled mortgage giant Freddie Mac has sued more than a dozen of the world's biggest banks over losses from the alleged rigging of the Libor interest rate.
Mar 20, 2013 12:28 EDT
International Criminal Court officials are travelling to Rwanda to collect Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who is holed up in the US embassy there, a top American diplomat said Wednesday.
Mar 19, 2013 16:19 EDT
The US Supreme Court sided Tuesday with a former Thai student who made $90,000 reselling text books bought abroad and sparked a copyright row with a publisher.
Mar 19, 2013 12:44 EDT
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with a Thai student who had resold text books bought abroad and sparked a copyright row with a publisher.
Mar 19, 2013 12:13 EDT
The Philippines' highest court suspended on Tuesday a controversial birth control law that had met fierce opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
Mar 19, 2013 12:11 EDT
Beijing lashed out Tuesday at a US court that ordered two Chinese pharmaceutical companies to pay $162 million for price-fixing in the US market, saying the ruling infringed its sovereignty.
Mar 19, 2013 01:46 EDT
Voter rights were back on the agenda at the Supreme Court as the nation's top court took up a controversial law that requires stringent proof of citizenship for voter registration.
Mar 19, 2013 00:02 EDT
"Die Hard" director John McTiernan has until April 3 to surrender himself to serve a prison term for lying to FBI agents, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Mar 18, 2013 18:11 EDT
The US Supreme Court refused Monday to take up the case of a woman ordered to pay a $220,000 fine for illegally downloading music off the internet.
Mar 18, 2013 16:18 EDT
An Israeli military court convicted a soldier of negligent homicide on Monday in the January shooting death of a young Palestinian trying to sneak into the Jewish state from the occupied West Bank, the army said.
Mar 16, 2013 09:37 EDT
Gunmen have killed a senior judicial official in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano, police said Saturday.
Mar 15, 2013 22:00 EDT
A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its "pervasive" use of National Security letters to snoop on phone and email records, ruling that the widespread tactic was unconstitutional.
Mar 15, 2013 20:37 EDT
A US judge cleared the way for a Filipina former nanny of Sharon Stone to go to trial against the US actress for wrongful dismissal and harassment, including racist abuse.
Mar 15, 2013 19:49 EDT
A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its "pervasive" use of National Security letters to secretly snoop on phone and email records, ruling Friday that the heavily used tactic was unconstitutional.
Mar 15, 2013 14:30 EDT
A federal court ruled Friday the CIA can no longer refuse to confirm or deny whether it has records related to drone strikes, in a blow to the government's secrecy over the bombing campaign.
Mar 14, 2013 01:12 EDT
Former US troops who were raped during their time in uniform recounted their traumatic experiences at a Senate hearing and demanded changes to the military's justice system.
Mar 12, 2013 19:51 EDT
The drastic spending cuts that hit the United States on March 1 will "strike at the heart" of the US justice system, a group of judges warned Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2013 15:15 EDT
Britain's government on Monday challenged a ruling blocking the extradition of Jordanian terror suspect Abu Qatada, saying that the justice system in the Arab nation could be trusted.