Justice

Supreme Court upholds law denying bail to some undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that some undocumented immigrants can be held without bail, possibly years after they have committed a deportable crime, while authorities determine their deportation status, a ruling critics said could open the door to abuse.

Court: Troubled defendant still has a right to reject insanity plea

WASHINGTON - A man who claimed he repeatedly stabbed his cellmate because he was possessed by demons will get a new trial after a federal appeals court ruled his lawyer wrongly pressed an insanity defense against his wishes, even if his possession defense would have been "wholly ineffective."

Advocates call for funding, data to find missing, murdered Native women

WASHINGTON - Advocates told a House subcommittee investigating the problem of missing and murdered indigineous women that the issue is conplicated by a lack of solid data, a shortage of funding and a legal maze that Native victims and families often face when trying to report crimes.

Court says hunters can off-road in national forest to retrieve big game

WASHINGTON - Big game hunters in Kaibab National Forest are free to drive off-road to collect their kills, a federal appeals court has ruled, rejecting claims by environment groups that off-road vehicles would threaten the forest and threatened species that live there.

McSally says she was raped in military, ‘horrified’ by Air Force’s response

WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, revealed during a hearing on sexual assault in the miltary that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too "ashamed and confused" to report it, and that when she tried to report it years later she was "horrified" by tthe reponse.