Aug 8, 2014 — State legislatures have passed laws that require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges to perform abortions. Some courts are now saying these laws are unconstitutional.
Oct 2, 2013 — Former Vice President Walter Mondale and a former Alabama Supreme Court justice are among those pressing for a bipartisan commission to improve legal services to the poor.
Jul 31, 2013 — "I was not aware at the time what the average age was," 18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest says. Turnquest, who has qualified as a barrister, is a native of Windermere, Fla.
Jul 11, 2013 — The whistle-blowing lawyer was found guilty by a Russian court even though he died in prison in 2009. The case seemingly was a first for Russia, but putting the dead on trial isn't entirely unprecedented in history.
May 12, 2013 — Republican lawmakers on Sunday called for a full investigation of the Internal Revenue Service after it was revealed Friday that it had singled out Tea Party and other conservative groups for heightened scrutiny in applications for tax-exempt status.
Sep 26, 2012 — A battle is under way in Iowa over whether a state Supreme Court justice can keep his job. Critics have launched an all-out campaign to throw him off the bench because of his ruling three years ago clearing the way for same-sex marriage. The judge's supporters are fighting back, in a fashion.
Jun 25, 2012 — Mandatory sentencing guidelines for crack cocaine disproportionately affected black people. Why? Caryn Devins and Stuart Kauffman argue that simple laws introduced into complex networks, such as our legal system, produce unintended consequences.