The Supreme Court is getting ready to hear its biggest case in decades — or at least its longest. Next week, three days and six hours of hearings may determine whether President Obama's landmark health care law lives or dies.
A rally was held in New York City's Union Square Wednesday night in memory of Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla., last month. The man has not been charged in Martin's death.
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in two cases that defense lawyers must effectively inform and advise their clients about plea bargains — or run afoul of the Sixth Amendment's right to the assistance of counsel.
The price of gas keeps rising for Americans, but it's not because of rising demand from consumers. In fact, demand has fallen since 2007. Consumers' craving for hybrids and aversion to paying more at the pump are only part of the story.
The prospect of a paralyzing cyberattack has convinced U.S. security officials and lawmakers that a new law may be needed to promote improved cyberdefenses at critical facilities. Progress on that legislation, however, has been slowed by a debate over whether new cybersecurity measures should be mandated or merely encouraged.
Airline passengers don't like baggage fees. To avoid them, they often haul as much carry-on luggage onto the plane as they can manage. Airlines aren't backing down on the fees, but they are expanding their overhead bins to acknowledge the new reality.
Robert Collins says he felt "violated" when the Maryland Department of Corrections asked to log in to his Facebook account during a job interview. He's now pushing back, working with lawmakers to bar employers from asking such a privacy-invading question.
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