October 10, 2012 In 2011, more than 95,000 young people were locked up in jails and prisons for adults. Thousands spent time in solitary confinement.
September 25, 2012 Law and national security experts got together last weekend for a dogfight they call the Drone Smackdown. The contest, though tongue in cheek, still raised lots of questions about the proliferation of drones, the rules of combat and federal efforts to regulate them.
September 19, 2012 Rather than faulting Attorney General Eric Holder, the inspector general's report on the botched gun-trafficking operation places some blame on his chief of staff and a deputy.
September 19, 2012 The plan was for Hinckley to leave a mental institution for his mother's home. But a key part of his treatment plan is up in the air.
September 19, 2012 Drone strikes ordered by the Obama administration have killed more than a dozen al-Qaida leaders around the world. But when the ACLU asked for more information about the targeted killing, the CIA said it's a secret. Now the case is headed to federal appeals court.
August 30, 2012 Attorney Gen. Eric Holder said it could not bring criminal charges, because of insufficient "admissible evidence."
August 27, 2012 John Walker Lindh was a middle-class kid in Northern California who converted to Islam, traveled the world, and was captured by U.S. authorities in Afghanistan after Sept. 11, allegedly fighting alongside the Taliban. Now, he's suing the government over religious rights at a secret prison facility.