| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Robin Rosenberg was sworn-in Friday as the newest U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Florida during an "informal" ceremony watched by family, friends, judges, attorneys and others in the legal community.
Just three days earlier, the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting.
"I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Thank you, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, due to your two-to-one ruling, there are two things to which Florida doctors have no right under the First Amendment: to shout “Fire” in a crowded theater, and to ask any questions to a patient...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy.
Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
| Aug 3, 2014
Gun control advocates are learning the downside of getting their way. Recently, a federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. Anti-gun forces have been losing in legislatures for a long time. Now they...
| Aug 9, 2014
Last week, I woke up in Bizzaro World.
I'm sure the good folks of Boston, or just about anyone who has ever visited Beantown, would dispute that characterization. But, I was in town for a National Association of Black Journalists convention, and the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 11:15 AM
In a letter in the Sun, Kelli Kirchner of Cumberland expresses her happiness with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and seems to believe no one should question or try to change it ("Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court decision?"...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting in a tony Sanford subdivision two years ago. Unlike Sanford, however, Ferguson has erupted in riots, prompting Missouri Gov. Jay...
| Jul 20, 2014
Now that Florida is on the verge of actually doing something sensible and just, the hysterical griping will be getting louder. Much louder.
It's against the Bible, we will be hearing. Sorry, I give no credence to people who use religion as an excuse to...
| Jul 26, 2014
Rick Scott needs to hear from Sandra Day O'Connor.
Not that he'd listen.
The retired justice, who must surely regret what has happened to the U.S. Supreme Court since she left, is devoting her time now to fighting for the independence of the judiciary....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...