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At his confirmation hearings for the position of chief justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr. parried skeptics with a reassuring metaphor: "Judges are like umpires," he memorably testified. "Umpires don't make the rules, they apply them. The...
NEW YORK — If someone told you of a barnstorming TV host who interviewed people around the country about a given subject, you'd say it sounds like a lot of the road-trip reality series that have proliferated on cable TV. But what if that host...
The Decatur Daily, Ala.Those on both sides of Alabama's illegal-immigration law said Monday they were not surprised the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a request to revive portions of the law. The justices upheld a federal appeals court ruling that blocked parts of the law...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously upheld the Virginia Freedom of Information Act provision allowing state and local governments to deny record requests from out-of-state residents. The decision came two months after oral arguments in the case,...
WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court made it clear Monday that enforcing immigration laws was reserved for the federal government, not the states. By an 8-1 vote, the justices rejected a request from Alabama to revive part of a 2011 law designed to drive...
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The Montgomery AdvertiserThe U.S. Supreme Court Monday morning turned back Alabama's appeal of a lower court's ruling striking down a portion of the state's immigration law making it a state crime to conceal, harbor or transport undocumented aliens into the state. The appeal,...
Tribune Washington BureauWASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court has blocked Alabama from enforcing a state law that authorized the police to arrest and jail persons who hid or transported illegal immigrants. By an 8-1 vote, the justices let stand lower court rulings that said enforcing...
New Haven Register, Conn.The gun bill may have passed, but the debate still rages. State Sen. Leonard Fasano and state Rep. Dave Yaccarino, both R-North Haven who voted to pass the bill, held a one-of-a-kind public meeting Monday for constituents to explain the ins and outs...
SACRAMENTO — "Living in parallel universes," is how Senate leader Darrell Steinberg describes it. Gun control and gun rights advocates "talking past each other." Emanating from different cultures, incapable of agreeing on how to make us all...
I applaud Sen. Toomey for his leadership on gun safety legislation. Our democratic process is based on compromise, and I am grateful to be represented by someone who is willing to find ways to make the nation safer while protecting our constitutional...
Re "Scalia's poison pen," Opinion, April 14 Bigoted as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's views on homosexuality seem, he makes a valid legal point by intimating that equal protection claims asserted to support gay marriage similarly support...
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Despite the mounting casualties of gun violence and a brutal massacre that left 20 children dead in Newtown, Conn., the Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a bipartisan compromise to widen background checks for potential purchasers of guns as well as...
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