At times of partisan stress in American Politics, the Supreme Court often becomes part of the game, and the ethics of individual justices become a focus of criticism.Liberal groups are leading the charge now.Common Cause, for instance, discovered that Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report his wif
There are 58 people on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind. But for now none appears likely to face the ultimate punishment, at least not on President Obama's watch.The Justice Department is reviewing its lethal injection protocols because of a shortage of a key drug.
The sight of Hosni Mubarak bedridden and caged in a Cairo courtroom as his trial opened this week was perhaps an unbelievable moment for Egyptians who lived for decades under the former president and his feared secret police.For others around the world, the images of Mubarak, his sons and other co-d
Reaction was swift in Alabama on Tuesday after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to block a new immigration law set to take effect next month.Alabama's new law — considered the toughest in the country — requires authorities to confirm the status of anyone they stop if there's reasonable doubt t
Beginning this fall, police across the nation will have a new weapon holstered onto their belts: A small attachment that weighs about 12 ounces turns an ordinary iPhone into a state-of-the-art biometric scanner.The device allows officers to scan a suspect's irises or face, or his fingerprints, and i