U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Laplante Wednesday ordered the New Hampshire communities of Concord and Derry not to enforce the 25-foot buffer zone around entrances to abortion clinics.

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has filed suit in federal court to prevent Kansas from enforcing its nullification of federal gun control acts.

A proposed constitutional amendment to abridge the freedom of speech received the endorsement of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 10-8 vote Thursday.

A trio of Republican senators sent a letter to the EPA administrator asking her to withdraw the new wage garnishment rule.

The NSA warrantless surveillance program nominally geared at spying on foreigners has also spied on innocent Americans without a warrant, including a Republican Party operative, a civil rights activist and several university professors. The revelations by investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald raise the possibility that NSA warrantless surveillance has been used for political — rather than security — purposes.

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