January 15, 2013 Criticism is raining down on prosecutors in Massachusetts after the suicide of computer genius Aaron Swartz. His family says Swartz, who was facing trial on wire and computer fraud charges, was the victim of Justice Department overreach. But legal experts say the case is more complicated than that.
January 15, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Florida man's floating home was a house, not a boat, and that therefore, the city marina where he kept it docked could not seize the structure under federal maritime law. The case could affect thousands of houseboat owners nationwide.
January 15, 2013 Did he make a joke about Yale? Was it a sign he's still bitter or growing more comfortable with the fact he went to law school there? And what prompted him to speak into his microphone on the court's bench for the first time in nearly seven years? Court watchers have many theories about four words.
January 14, 2013 A new Pew poll on gun laws shows overwhelming support among Americans on a few issues, like closing the so-called gun show loophole; a wide partisan split on more contentious measures, like banning assault weapons; and a glimpse into why the nation's gun lobby may be so successful.
January 14, 2013 Diabetes, divorce, and liver and onions: Sonia Sotomayor shares her best and worst memories — along with family photos — in an intimate interactive feature.
January 14, 2013 Intelligent, gregarious and at times disarmingly personal, Justice Sonia Sotomayor's memoir, My Beloved World, recounts her trailblazing journey from a Bronx housing project to a bench on the Supreme Court.
January 14, 2013 Vice President Joe Biden says his task force on reducing gun violence is facing an unexpected obstacle: slim or outdated research on weapons. Public health research dried up more than a decade ago after Congress restricted the use of some federal money to pay for those studies.
January 14, 2013 Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is open about how she benefited from affirmative action, how she came to terms with her diabetes and the "out-of-body experience" of being appointed to the high court. Sotomayor spoke with NPR just before the release of her new autobiography.
January 13, 2013 David Keene said Sunday on CNN that Congress is not going to be able to pass as assault weapons ban. The comments come in the wake of a call by the White House and some lawmakers to ban assault weapons and curb the size of ammunition clips.