Until now, American Samoas were deemed "non-citizen nationals," and therefore denied the right to vote, run for office, work in certain jobs, sponsor family members for immigration and get federal aid for school.
Officials in Illinois threw out the marijuana convictions of over 1,000 people Wednesday, a few weeks before a new law legalizing cannabis is set to take effect in the state.
This week, the Senate confirmed eight of Trump's nominees. As it now stands, Trump has 51 more judicial nominees pending before the Senate.
Kentucky Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry faces nine charges of misconduct following an investigation by the Kentucky Judicial Conduct Commission which allegedly found "a pattern of misconduct in office."
A Mississippi man convicted of murdering his infant daughter had his conviction reversed Tuesday after his lawyer argued that shaken baby syndrome is not a valid medical condition.
A company marketing an "anti-hangover" powder was being sued for promoting fraudulent health claims.
Yolanda Saldívar, who was convicted in the 1995 murder of the popular Tejano singer, claims new evidence exists that might exonerate her.
"Duka and Koski's beliefs about same-sex marriage may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some. But the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not only for those who are deemed sufficiently enlightened, advanced, or progressive."
Former presidents Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush did not appear in ABC's widespread search of federal and state criminal cases.
Mary Rowland has been called "a rare bright spot" among Trump's many anti-LGBT judicial picks.
"At this rate, McConnell and Trump could leave few, if any, vacancies open in 2021," the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said.
Watchdog groups including NAACP Legal Defense Fund and LGBTQ advocate Lambda Legal opposed David Stras' nomination.
Since the 1920s, Muslims in Greece were forced to go to spiritual leaders for family disputes.
Judge William Alsup's decision to temporarily block President Donald Trump from ending DACA is only the latest instance of the courts thwarting the administration's immigration crackdown.
Elephants are self-aware, autonomous beings capable of expressing empathy towards others—traits that make them "legal persons," according to the Nonhuman Rights Project.
Democrats held a press conference Tuesday to explain their lawsuit against the president.
The lingering "stigma" of the Fourth Circuit's travel ban ruling
That the explosions have not yet all happened does not mean that the fuses have not been lit.
His first hundred days have been characterized by incompetence.
Secret military courts were first set up after the Peshawar school massacre in 2014.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard arguments on Tuesday on the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court ruling putting the temporary travel ban on hold. The appeals court said it would rule as soon as possible but not on Wednesday.