A federal judge in Ashland, Kentucky, has summoned a county clerk who continues to defy a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and her entire staff to appear Thursday to explain why she should not be held in contempt.
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U.S. District Judge Richard Leon—who nearly two years ago ruled against the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records—wants to proceed quickly now that a federal appeals court kept the case alive. He offered guidance to the lawyer who brought the challenge on what to do next.
New data gathered by state and federal corrections officials indicates that as many as 100,000 prison inmates were in solitary confinement in 2014, far higher than previous estimates. A report issued Wednesday by the Association of State Correctional Administrators in conjunction with Yale Law School's Arthur Liman Public Interest Program also says that prison officials regard prolonged isolation of prisoners as a "grave problem," and are moving quickly to rein in the practice.
A Washington federal appeals court held Tuesday for the second time that a part of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's conflict mineral labeling rule violates the First Amendment.
A senior executive from Takata Corp. appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday to update lawmakers on the recall of nearly 34 million vehicles installed with the company's air bags.
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More than 30 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment rights of those who sought to demonstrate on the sidewalks around the high court. Could the justices soon confront a First Amendment challenge to the prohibition on demonstrations on their marble plaza?
When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its first ruling on the Affordable Care Act in 2012, some news outlets reported incorrectly that the law had been struck down.