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  • 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...
  • Kansas, Arizona win proof-of-citizenship requirement in voting suit

    Kansas, Arizona win proof-of-citizenship requirement in voting suit
    A federal judge has ruled that Kansas and Arizona should be allowed to require voters to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship, in a case closely watched by both sides dealing with the question of voter eligibility. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in...
  • Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate

    Fred Phelps dies at 84; Westboro Baptist's preacher of hate
    Fred Phelps, a publicity-hungry Kansas pastor who picketed hundreds of military funerals because he believed America was too sympathetic to gays, died early Thursday in Topeka, Kan. He was 84. His daughter, Margie Phelps, confirmed his death to the...
  • Bar ex-fiance from the delivery room? It's a pregnant woman's choice

    Bar ex-fiance from the delivery room? It's a pregnant woman's choice
    A New Jersey judge has issued a decision allowing a woman to bar her ex-fiance from the hospital delivery room while she gives birth to their baby. I should think so. I can't think of anything more embarrassing than being forced to have a man with whom I'...
  • Pact reached to keep North Dakota's only abortion clinic open

    Pact reached to keep North Dakota's only abortion clinic open
    North Dakota and its only abortion clinic have resolved part of their dispute over the state’s new abortion law, meaning the facility will remain open. At issue was the requirement that physicians performing abortions have hospital privileges. The...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear 'boobies' bracelet case

    Supreme Court declines to hear 'boobies' bracelet case
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to get involved in a Pennsylvania case over whether students can wear a bracelet saying “I (heart) Boobies!” as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign. By refusing to consider the case, the...
  • 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...
  • Why 'retarded' deserves to be retired

    Why 'retarded' deserves to be retired
    Michael McGough's March 4 blog post, "Is 'retarded' really worse than 'mentally disabled'?" gives the impression that Americans ought to turn back the clock on decades of progress in how they think about -- and treat -- people with disabilities. ...
  • Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate

    Yee's arrest another blow against Democrats' hold on Senate
    SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Leland Yee, a child psychologist and veteran lawmaker, was a visible member of the Capitol's Democratic majority who most recently has done much of his work out of the spotlight. He focused on issues involving mental...
  • Newport Beach to take decision on group-home rules to Supreme Court

    Newport Beach plans to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision that determined its ordinance regulating group homes is discriminatory. The City Council voted unanimously during a closed session meeting Tuesday to pursue the...