An otherwise boring contract dispute between the government and two defense contractors gets a lot more interesting when you throw in the words "state secrets privilege."The privilege, created by the U.S.
The Los Angeles Police Department is still recovering from a corruption scandal that made headlines in the 1990s, when some rogue officers got caught stealing drugs and cash from street gangs.Later, the LAPD cleaned-up its act with a series of reforms.
The U.S. Supreme Court is wrestling with a case that could give police greater power to forcibly enter a home without a warrant.The Constitution bars warrantless searches except in certain circumstances -- for example, an emergency search to prevent the destruction of evidence.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has delivered her first majority opinion, siding with a credit card company in a bankruptcy case.The dispute involved the 2005 bankruptcy law enacted by Congress to ensure that people who file for bankruptcy pay part of their debt if they can afford it. The lower co