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It seems these days as if everyone is speculating about how Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will approach the two same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. But I haven't heard anyone wondering which side Antonin Scalia will be on. He has made...
In recent days my Facebook feed has been littered with links to stories about a bill in the North Carolina Legislature that would allow the state to establish its own religion. Here was another example, my outraged friends said, of Bible Belt...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, hearing arguments on the emotionally charged issue of gay marriage for the first time, appeared willing Tuesday to restore marital rights to gays and lesbians in California but uncomfortable with legalizing same-sex...
Rightly regarded as one of the most lustrous legacies of the civil rights movement, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlaws discrimination in voting nationwide, but it also requires that states with a history of denying minorities the right to vote obtain...
Tags: Lawyers, Social Issues, John G. Roberts, Jr., Trials, Elections
I can only hope that the scourge of racism is finally purged from Stewartstown and Pinkham's Grant. These are two of 10 New Hampshire towns covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which requires local officials to get permission, or...
In 2011, Anwar Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, was reportedly targeted and killed by our government in a drone attack. Ever since, a chorus of scholars, lawyers and civil and human rights activists has been asking about due process. Now we know they were right to...
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court, dealing a defeat to President Obama, has sharply limited the chief executive’s power to bypass the Senate and to make temporary “recess” appointments to fill vacant slots in government...
The federal government for the first time has used its hate crime laws to bring charges against five people who allegedly imprisoned mentally disabled people in subhuman conditions as part of a scheme to steal their Social Security benefits. In the...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Organized Crime, Trials, Meningitis, Matthew Shepard
L.A. NOWWhile the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department probe of Natalie Wood's death is far from complete, sources said this week that detectives have developed some new leads. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the case said the detectives have......
It's both tragic and troubling that a photographer was hit and killed by an SUV as he crossed Sepulveda Boulevard early Tuesday evening after trying to get shots of Justin Bieber's Ferrari, which had been pulled over by the California Highway Patrol. As...
L.A. NOWThe Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the death of a photographer who was hit by a car after taking shots of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari....
L.A. NOWLos Angeles police said the driver who hit a photographer after the paparazzo took photos of Justin Bieber's Ferrari is not likely to face charges. The photographer died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. A friend of the photographer told......
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