Woman with Down syndrome wins rights case

World Aug 4, 2013

Woman with Down syndrome wins rights case

In a victory for the rights of adults with disabilities, a judge has declared that a 29-year-old woman with Down syndrome can live the life she wants, rejecting a guardianship request from her parents that would have let them keep her in a group ...

World / Politics Jul 26, 2013

U.S. Justice to take on state laws over voting

The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to take fresh legal action in a string of voting rights cases across the nation, part of a new attempt to blunt the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that the Obama administration has warned will imperil minority ...

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

World / Crime & Legal Jul 21, 2013

Martin rallies across U.S. urge 'justice'

In most places it was too hot for hooded sweat shirts. So they came with T-shirts. In Washington, Elaine Morris showed up in one bearing a picture of slain teenager Trayvon Martin alongside members of the Ku Klux Klan, with the slogan, "Which hoodie looks ...

Repression surges in Putin's Russia

World Jul 8, 2013

Repression surges in Putin's Russia

Last week was a busy one for Russian authorities, who arrested the only nationally known opposition mayor for bribery, sought six years in prison for crusading blogger Alexei Navalny and asked a court to find a long-dead attorney guilty of tax evasion. The trial of ...