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  • 'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?

    'Boobies bracelets' heading for the Supreme Court?
    In 1969, in a case involving children who were disciplined for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court ruled that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." ...
  • Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion

    Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion
    This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, on the premise that a fetus at that stage of development can feel pain. His Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a federal version of legislation...
  • Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala

    Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala
    WASHINGTON -- During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory. But late Thursday night, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative...
  • Man who fell from plane ID'd; search resumes off Florida coast for body

    Nearly 24 hours after he fell from a plane 2,000 feet in the air, rescue teams continued to search for a Key Biscayne man's body in the waters off the Florida coast Friday morning. Police identified him as Gerardo Nales, 42, who lives in the island town...
  • Poll: Majority believes in JFK assassination conspiracy

    Poll: Majority believes in JFK assassination conspiracy
    A majority of Americans still believe there’s more to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination than the government concluded. Fifty years after the shooting, 61% think that, at the very least, shooter Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t work...
  • Is there any place in Florida safe from sinkholes? Technically, no.

    Is there any place in Florida safe from sinkholes? Technically, no.
    A master bedroom, a porch, a 14-foot boat and most of two houses were swallowed by the earth when a sinkhole opened up in a family’s backyard in western Florida. The gaping hole in the waterfront town of Dunedin was more than 70 feet wide by...
  • Veteran environmentalist who heads NRDC to step down next year

    Veteran environmentalist who heads NRDC to step down next year
    WASHINGTON – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced Friday that she will be stepping down by the end of 2014. Starting as an intern in 1973 three years after the group’s inception, Beinecke, 64, was...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas relaxes, chats at conservative law dinner

    Justice Clarence Thomas relaxes, chats at conservative law dinner
    WASHINGTON — During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory. But this week, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative lawyers...
  • Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin shootings: How they compare

    Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin shootings: How they compare
    Demonstrators in Florida and Michigan have used the same language to describe the shootings of two young African Americans. But the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and Renisha McBride this month raise different legal questions along the touchy...
  • Justice Scalia voices uncommon dissent in California prison ruling

    Justice Scalia voices uncommon dissent in California prison ruling
    WASHINGTON -- Not all the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were in agreement with the decision Friday that will force California to remove more than 9,000 inmates from its overcrowded prisons by the end of the year. Though the court’s...
  • 'Boobies,' the courts and free speech

    'Boobies,' the courts and free speech
    Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students in public schools don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." A federal appeals court last week offered an expansive — but...