Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTMoving the Senate closer to a historic confrontation, the Republican-controlled Judiciary Committee endorsed two of President Bush's most controversial nominees to federal appellate court, and Democrats vowed once again to use the filibuster to block their confirmation.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTA federal court in Washington yesterday took the rare step of closing an entire oral argument to the public in the case of a former FBI translator who says she was fired for complaining about security breaches.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTJudge rejects request for a new hearing by two journalists who could face jail time for refusing to disclose their confidential sources.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTHouse Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), who recently sent supporters a mass e-mail proclaiming his innocence of ethical transgressions, spoke out Tuesday on conservative talk radio shows.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTThe Supreme Court accepted a Bush administration request to rule on a clash between religious freedom and drug-control law Monday, announcing that it will review a lower court's ruling that blocked enforcement of a federal ban on a church's importation of hallucinogens.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTHouse Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) apologized yesterday for heated comments he made about possible retribution against federal judges for their handling of the Terri Schiavo case, but declined to say whether he favors impeaching those judges.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTBill aimed at reinstating the state's death penalty, which a court had suspended last year, is thrown out after concerns about accidental execution of the innocent.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTPresident Bush should be allowed to exercise his power to prosecute and punish al Qaeda terrorists for war crimes without intervention from U.S. courts, the agency told a federal appeals court Wednesday.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTThe special prosecutor investigating whether Bush administration officials illegally revealed the identity of a covert CIA operative says he finished his investigation months ago, except for questioning two reporters who have refused to testify.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTDemocratic-affiliated groups launch campaigns to oppose Republicans' threat to change the filibuster rules for judicial nominees.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTSen. John Cornyn said yesterday that recent examples of courthouse violence may be linked to public anger over judges who make politically charged decisions without being held accountable.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTThe Supreme Court affirmed protections for the retirement savings of debt-strapped older workers Monday, ruling unanimously that a bankrupt debtor's individual retirement account must generally be kept off-limits to his creditors.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut could become the second state in the nation to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples -- and the first to do so without being prompted by a court order.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTHouse Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.), under fire from Democrats for what they consider threatening remarks about federal judges, plans to ask the Judiciary Committee to undertake a broad review of the courts' handing of the Terri Schiavo case.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTThe Supreme Court made it easier to sue for age discrimination on the job yesterday, ruling that older workers may take their employers to federal court even in cases in which the alleged adverse impact on them was not intentional.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTKey allies of Terri Schiavo's parents showed signs of dissension on Wednesday as yet another court rejected an appeal to keep the brain-damaged woman alive on her 13th day without nourishment.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTA federal judge Tuesday barred the Bush administration from transferring a group of detainees from Guantanamo to the custody of foreign governments without first giving the prisoners a chance to challenge the move in court.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTLawyers for Schiavo's parents late Tuesday night asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit to rehear the case, four days after saying their efforts in the federal courts had ended.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTThe Supreme Court ruled that the law prohibits not only unequal treatment of girls and women at school, but also official retaliation against anyone who blows the whistle on unequal treatment.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:38:03 GMTThe Supreme Court seemed divided over how best to handle a dispute over the role of international law in U.S. death penalty cases Monday, as the justices heard oral arguments in the case of a Mexican who says Texas violated his rights under a U.S.-ratified treaty when it sentenced him to death more than a decade ago.