Chile granted hunger striking Mapuche leader Francisca Linconao house arrest Thursday as she completed her second week on strike at 88 pounds or just over 36 kilograms. RELATED:Chile: Jailed Mapuche Leader Faces Death ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed a pledge from his Democratic counterpart to block President-elect Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, insisting "the American people simply will not tolerate" such a ...

ATLANTA — Lawyers for a Georgia man have begun their appeal of his conviction in the death of his young son, who died in a hot car in suburban Atlanta.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that lawyers for ...

'The ruling provides a Constitutional template, it draws boundaries, and there is this expectation that henceforth political parties will not make crude appeals to religion for electoral gains.' Zoya Hasan -- Professor ...

A national Latino civil rights group faced off with Texas officials in a federal appeals court Wednesday over a controversial law that makes it a state felony to conceal undocumented immigrants from the authorities. The ...

Tesla Motors on Wednesday received court approval to reopen its three Missouri showrooms after the California-based automaker had to shutter them on Jan. 1st to comply with a judge's decision. The electric-vehicle maker ...

A federal court on Wednesday delayed oral arguments in the Obama administration’s appeal to reinstate its hydraulic fracturing regulation for federal lands for two months. The Denver-based Court of Appeals for the ...

The Scottish Government overrules councils on planning appeals just as often as they back them, research by the Scottish Conservatives suggests. According to the Tories, in the last year the Scottish Government ...

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Merrick B. Garland on Tuesday joined a small but distinguished fraternity of prominent U.S. judicial figures appointed to the highest court in the land, only to see the opportunity ...

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday refused to hold KBR Inc (KBR.N) liable for alleged human trafficking, in connection with the 2004 kidnapping and murder by insurgents of 12 Nepali men being transported in Iraq to work ...

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval swore in new chief judges on Nevada’s appellate courts on Tuesday. Sandoval administered the oath of office to Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry and Judge Abbi Silver of the ...

(BREITBART) Liberals are panicking about the fact that President-elect Donald Trump will be able to fill four vacancies on the historically left-leaning Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when he takes office later this ...

'Of course, I would like a world in which candidates don't ask for my vote on religious (etc) grounds.''But will we ever live in a world free of such appeals?''More important, will a Supreme Court verdict, by itself, ...

It has been twenty years since astronomer Carl Sagan’s death on December 20, 1996. Sagan was a planetary scientist of the first rank, with tremendous gifts for public speaking and popular writing. He used these gifts ...

NEW DELHI — India’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that candidates for political office cannot appeal to voters on the basis of religion, caste, community or language, arguing that India’s Constitution enshrines ...

CARSON CITY — A federal appeals court has vacated the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of a mining project in central Nevada, concluding the agency’s analysis of air quality impacts was insufficient. The ...

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pledging to hold President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans to account — and warning against a "Twitter presidency." The New Yorker said Senate ...

Greece's Supreme Court is expected to deliver a verdict on extradition of Turkish nationals suspected of having ties to the July foiled coup in Turkey, who seek asylum in the Balkan state, local media reported. MOSCOW ...

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has added New York’s top federal public defender to his legal team as he appeals his death sentence, filings show. A judge approved David Patton, the head of New York’s ...

HARTFORD, Conn. — A divided Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday reinstated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction in the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley, rejecting a lower court ruling in an appeal that his ...