The family of Justin Carter, the 19-year old Texas gamer who made offensive Facebook comments that landed him in jail, is working with new urgency to get his $500,000 bail reduced because they say he's getting beat up while behind bars.
The state legislature in Texas has held a second special session to revive a controversial bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The U.S. Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is not providing any clues as to whether he will sign off on a measure legalizing the concealed carry of weapons in the state.
The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look.
The national debate over immigration may be churning on in Washington, D.C., but there's one policy a growing number of states can agree on: driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on a case that may shake up race-conscious admissions in higher education.
The chances of an immigration overhaul bill getting through the Senate greatly improved on Thursday.
The death penalty has become a bit like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. It may never fade away entirely, but capital punishment is certainly less visible or actively pursued than it used to be.
Macon County is looking to join a growing list of other communities in Illinois by coming up with its own concealed carry law.