GOP, Dems Challenge Holder Over Subpoenas To AP Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department's handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service's telephone records.
High Court Rejects Tobacco Marketing AppealThe Supreme Court has rejected a First Amendment challenge by tobacco companies to a 2009 law that restricts how they can market their products.
Federal Judge Rules FBI Letters Demanding Customer Info UnconstitutionalThey're called national security letters and the FBI issues thousands of them a year to banks, phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. They're sent without judicial review and recipients are barred from disclosing them.
Fed Judge Rules Super Bowl 'Clean Zone' Infringes First Amendment, ACLU Files SuitThe city of New Orleans must scale back its plans for a "clean zone" where the use of banners, signs and flags would be restricted during Super Bowl week, a federal judge said Thursday.
Protesters At Party Conventions Could Be Armed The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns.