American Civil Liberties Union

Evan Spencer Ebel (AP Photo)

Gun evidence links Ebel, Clements’ death

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Gun evidence links a Colorado parolee fatally shot in Texas with the death of Colorado’s corrections’ chief, investigators said Monday.

03/25/2013

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (AP Photo)

Arizona driver’s license battle heads to court

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. Jan Brewer’s order denying driver’s licenses for immigrants who have gotten work permits under a new Obama administration policy.

03/22/2013

Calif. schools must set up fee complaint systems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California school districts must have procedures in place by Friday for students and parents to file complaints if they feel their schools are improperly charging fees for educational activities.

02/27/2013

Fingerprint scanner

SD college tests fingerprint purchasing technology

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners. It’s happening in South Dakota.

02/22/2013

Oklahoma considers foreign law court ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering banning judges in the state from basing any rulings on foreign laws, including Islamic Sharia law.

02/12/2013

Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler to testify in Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler plans to attend a legislative hearing in Hawaii on Friday on a bill that bears his name and would limit people’s freedom to take photos and video of celebrities.

02/08/2013

Drone

Memo gives basis for drone strikes vs US citizens

NBC News National Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff spoke about the Justice Department’s legal defense over drone warfare with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett this morning. Click here to hear a replay of the interview.

02/05/2013

(AP Photo)

Obama birth control mandates loosens lawsuits

NEW YORK (AP) — The legal challenges over religious freedom and the birth control coverage requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul appear to be moving toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

01/27/2013

Calif students drug tested at parents' request

Calif students drug tested at parents’ request

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – A Santa Clarita school district plans to expand a first-of-its-kind program that allows parents to track the results of random drug tests of their children. More than 2,000 out of […]

11/26/2012

US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council seat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States was re-elected Monday to another three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in the only contested election for the organization’s top human rights body. The U.S. was […]

11/12/2012

Calif. voters retain death penalty despite costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California voters have decided to retain the death penalty for the state’s worst criminals, rejecting the argument that too few death row inmates are executed to justify the cost. Nearly complete […]

11/07/2012

Calif. death penalty opponents say it's too costly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Death penalty opponents in California are trying a new argument this year: Abolish capital punishment because the perpetually cash-strapped state just can’t afford it. Voters in the state with the nation’s […]

11/01/2012

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