| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:09 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:01 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2013
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Currently, all federal judges are required to obey a Code of Conduct for United States Judges. There's just one exception: the Supremes.
For Supreme Court justices, following the code of conduct is voluntary. Or, as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may come across as the ultimate know-it-all, but the truth is that he likes to emphasize what people in his lofty position don’t know.
In June, in a decision in which the court unanimously ruled that drug...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:52 AM
The Supreme Court on Monday gave a California raisin-growing couple another chance to defend their claim that the government violated their constitutional rights by fining them after they refused to obey Depression-era crop mandates.
In a unanimous...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Through three decades of fevered tabloid speculation and whispers of a deeper story, the official account never changed: Natalie Wood drowned accidentally. The 43-year-old star of "West Side Story," who couldn't swim, had been drinking the night before...
| Feb 26, 2013
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:13 PM
A Los Angeles judge has delayed until mid-February her decision on whether UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran must stand trial on charges stemming from the December 2008 lab fire that killed staff research assistant Sheharbano “Sheri”...