The U.S. Supreme Court has opened a new term with a raft of hot-button issues headed its way. The biggest is the legal challenge to the Obama health care law, a case almost certain to be heard this term.
If the U.S. Supreme Court term opening Monday were a Broadway show, all eyes would be on the stars waiting in the wings.The constitutional challenge to President Obama's health care overhaul almost certainly will be decided this term, but at this point it has not formally made it onto the docket.
Alabama's toughest-in-the-nation law on illegal immigration went into effect Thursday, a day after a federal judge upheld some of its key provisions, but the court battle over the issue appears far from over.State law enforcement can now question and detain without bond people they suspect may be in
Political experts are keeping a close eye on Texas because it will pick up four new seats in the U.S. House of Representatives next year, thanks to a soaring Latino population. But civil rights groups and the U.S.