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Opinion L.A.Former Sen. Rick Santorum is receiving heat for the supposed gaffe of wondering why President Obama didn't support an antiabortion position. The quote: "I find it almost remarkable for a -- for a -- for a black man to say,......
GreenspaceEnvironmentalists, labor union members and liberal activists across Southern California are mounting a protest Sunday in Rancho Mirage against billionaire "tea party" funders Charles and David Koch and their semiannual confab of conservative activists....
American Original The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Joan Biskupic Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 436 pp., $28 To begin, a few snapshots from the life of Justice Antonin Scalia: * As a young boy, he...
Readers' Representative JournalWashington bureau reporters David Savage and James Oliphant will be covering the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, which begin Monday. Savage has covered the confirmation of every Supreme Court justice since Antonin Scalia's...
Los Angeles TimesThe United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare...
Today's topic: Much has been made of the fact that Sonia Sotomayor would be the first Latina justice, and sitting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she feels "lonely" as the only woman on the bench. How much, if at all, does the ethnic and gender...
Today's topic: President Obama has come under fire for his "empathy" standard in selecting a Supreme Court nominee. Is there a conflict between considering the real-world implications of Supreme Court decisions and staying true to the intent of the...
Today's topic: Does the fact that the cross sits on a small patch of privately owned land -- which Congress transferred from public ownership to preserve the memorial -- protect the government in any way from claims that it is favoring one religion over...
Opinion L.A.Even if I hadn't covered the U.S. Supreme Court in a former life, I'd be looking forward eagerly to C-SPAN's interviews next month with members of the court, snippets of which are available now on YouTube. It's not often that TV viewers get to eye the...
Top of the TicketIf there was ever any doubt, today's class photo -- an annual ritual of the Supreme Court -- makes if official. Sonia Sotomayor is in the picture, the 111th justice, the third woman and the first Latino on the high......
Comments BlogThis 75-year-old wooden cross, now covered with a tarp, was at the center of a heated debate in the U.S. Supreme Court today. The cross, which is located atop a rock in Californiaâs Mojave National Preserve near the Nevada border,......
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