| 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....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The former head of school security at Niles North High School in Skokie has been sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay court fee and fines of $609 after he pleaded guilty to stealing electronic equipment from the school and selling it on...
| 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...
| 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?"...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:13 PM
ISLE OF WIGHT — A hearing has been delayed until late October to determine whether a man accused of killing a 72-year-old Smithfield woman in February has been mentally "restored" enough to face the case against him.
David Joseph Ricciardi, 49,...
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:04 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A former Newport News investment broker convicted in a federal financial fraud case last year has had a string of lawyers representing him on appeal.
But now, he wants to represent himself.
Following a monthlong trial in the...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Investigators long suspected Robert Rocco Serritella in the 1992 strangulation of Skokie teenager David Chereck, but they said they never had enough evidence to prove he did it — until now.
Authorities arrested Serritella, 71, at his home in Los...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:42 AM
In a final bid to avoid the death penalty for the 2010 murder of Nova Southeastern University professor Joseph Morrissey, Randy W. Tundidor wanted to call a parade of suspected and convicted killers to the stand Monday.
By the time the day's proceedings...