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Voter-approved constitutional amendments were ruled unconstitutional in both states, but the rulings are on hold so the states can consider appeals. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gay Marriage Bans Overturned In Arkansas And Mississippi

Voter-approved constitutional amendments were ruled unconstitutional in both states, but the rulings are on hold so the states can consider appeals.

11/25/2014

File photo of the Supreme Court building. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Hear Cases Over Employment, Housing Bias

The 11 cases the Justices will hear in the new term will touch on everything from political spending to redistricting to racial and religious discrimination.

10/03/2014

Central American immigrants just released from U.S. Border Patrol detention wait at the Greyhound bus station for their continued journey to various U.S. destinations on July 25, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigration Courts Speeding Up Hearings For Tens Of Thousands Of Immigrant Children Caught At Border

Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.

07/31/2014

Party-line Rules Committee vote clears the way for the House to vote on a Republican lawsuit against President Obama. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

House Panel Clears Way For Vote On Obama Lawsuit

Rules Committee vote was 7-4, with all Republicans in favor and all Democrats opposed.

07/24/2014

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: United States Judges’ Criminal Caseloads Vary Widely

Federal judges across the nation are shouldering criminal caseloads that vary widely in size, sometimes even among judges in the same courthouse, according to a study released Sunday.

11/11/2012

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Woman Acquitted Of Stabbing Boyfriend Over Bed Space Dispute

A woman was acquitted in the stabbing death of her ex-boyfriend, which reportedly followed an argument over the amount of bed space he used up in her bed at night. The jury decided Thursday that defendant, Patricia A. Cave, had acted in self-defense after he became physically violent during the space-related argument, according to the Washington Post.

04/13/2012

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VA Senate Rejects Bill That Would Try More Juveniles As Adults

A Senate committee rejected a bill that would have allowed more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults in Virginia courts.

01/30/2012

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