The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has approved publication of a book by an agent who told Congress about the agency’s failed gun smuggling sting operation “Fast and Furious.”
A government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years, civil liberties advocates said Wednesday.
Two couples from Virginia filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.
The U.S. government has defended its use of a phone-tracking program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans in a letter to a federal judge, saying it is a program monitored by all three branches of government that is necessary to learn the contacts of known or suspected terrorists and thwart terrorism.
The D.C. Council will consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The ACLU of Virginia says it will file a federal lawsuit challenging the state’s gay marriage ban.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit charging that the NSA’s mass surveillance of U.S. citizens’ data violates constitutional rights of free speech and privacy.
A Maryland student who says she was harassed by teachers and her assistant principal for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance just might get her wish for reform in the Montgomery County school district.
It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans’ everyday lives, performing countless useful functions.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will try to balance the rights of Americans who have not been convicted of a major crime to keep their DNA out of the government’s hands against the government’s interest in closing cold cases and the rights of crime victims to finally see justice done.