The current court challenge to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuality is far from the first, but a notable 2003 Supreme Court decision may help make it the most likely to succeed.
The Obama administration's attempt to have it both ways with homosexuals in the military has failed, at least for the moment. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday stayed a reckless lower court order that attempted to overturn the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law prohibiting homosexuals from serving openly in the military.
Attorneys for fired football coach Mike Leach argued before a three-judge panel Thursday that Texas Tech's behavior surrounding his departure means it can't claim immunity from his wrongful termination lawsuit.
The Supreme Court took on the year's most emotionally charged case Wednesday and, while the justices sharply questioned both sides, they gave little indication of whether they would decide if a fringe group of protesters could be sued for wielding inflammatory, anti-military signs at the funerals of troops.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared unwilling to undercut the government's ability to conduct background security checks of its employees and contractors.
Reputed Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout's long-awaited extradition to the U.S. hit another delay Monday when a Thai court ruled that it needs to consider other charges filed against him by Washington.
For the past three years, Robert Nelson has been juggling two lives.
The long-running legal fight over whether former Playmate Anna Nicole Smith should have gotten part of the fortune left behind by her elderly Texas billionaire husband landed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday as justices announced new cases to be argued in the upcoming 2010 term.
The mayor of Nogales was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering, Arizona's attorney general said.