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  • An execution in Texas was a moral failure and a legal one

    An execution in Texas was a moral failure and a legal one
    The state of Texas on Thursday executed a man named Tommy Sells after a series of whipsawing court decisions that ultimately denied Sells his due process right to investigate whether the lethal injection met constitutional standards. This is no...
  • Texas executes serial killer with state's new drug supply

    Texas executes serial killer with state's new drug supply
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug. Tommy Lynn Sells, 49, was the first...
  • Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights

    Mozilla CEO resigns after furor over gay rights
    Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The Mountain View-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week. At issue was Eich's $1,000 donation...
  • Really, justices? Even more money in politics?

     Really, justices? Even <i>more</i> money in politics?
    On Wednesday, conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court continued their project of undermining reasonable attempts by Congress to limit the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. The same 5-4 majority that lifted limits on corporate...
  • Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to stay in place for now, court says

    Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to stay in place for now, court says
    Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will remain in place while the state fights a federal judge's ruling that declared the ban unconstitutional, an appeals court decided Tuesday.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed U.S....
  • Abortion restrictions take effect in Arizona after judge's ruling

    Abortion restrictions take effect in Arizona after judge's ruling
    Restrictions on some types of abortions in Arizona went into effect Tuesday morning after a federal judge upheld state changes limiting a woman's access to an abortion-inducing drug.  U.S. District Judge David Bury issued an order Monday afternoon...
  • Think Mississippi's death penalty system is fair? Then don't read this.

    Think Mississippi's death penalty system is fair? Then don't read this.
    If the state of Mississippi had finished what it started, Michelle Byrom would be dead right now. Instead, based on revelations about confessions kept from a jury and an alleged case of perjury, the state’s Supreme Court on Monday tossed out Byrom&...
  • Don't forward that email -- John Wayne's daughter didn't write it

    Don't forward that email -- John Wayne's daughter didn't write it
    Oh fine. Now the wackos have hijacked John Wayne’s good name to shore up their nonsense. A new version of an already discredited 2011 anti-Obama email is rolling the Internet again. It claims that President Obama’s Social Security number...
  • U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages

    U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages
    Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...
  • U.S. will recognize 300 same-sex couples who married in Michigan

    U.S. will recognize 300 same-sex couples who married in Michigan
    The federal government will officially recognize about 300 same-sex couples in Michigan who wed before such marriages were put on hold by the courts, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Friday. Last Friday, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman...
  • Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court

    Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court
    A new Texas law that’s been cited in the closures of more than a dozen abortion clinics in the state does not violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The U.S. 5th  Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision overturns...