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  • Supreme Court considers who should pay damages to child-porn victim

    WASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania girl known in court papers only as Amy was sexually abused by an uncle when she was 8. He went to prison, but not before circulating pictures of the rape on the Internet. Fifteen years after the abuse, law enforcement...
  • Opponents of new Texas abortion law appeal to Supreme Court

    HOUSTON -- Planned Parenthood and others opponents of new Texas abortion restrictions have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate an injunction blocking portions of the law concerning doctors’ admitting privileges. The appeal was filed...
  • A prayer paradox at the Supreme Court

    A prayer paradox at the Supreme Court
    Constitutional issues involving the separation of church and state are full of paradoxes, and Wednesday’s argument in the Supreme Court over prayers at town meetings illuminated one of them. The justices were reviewing a federal appeals court&...
  • Public prayer case appears to perplex Supreme Court

    Public prayer case appears to perplex Supreme Court
    WASHINGTON — Mulling over the beliefs of Christians, atheists, Bahais and even devil worshipers, Supreme Court justices appeared confounded Wednesday by how to fashion guidelines for prayer at public meetings in an era of rapidly increasing...
  • If government could pray in 1789, why not today?

    Do you say a little prayer (for the markets, maybe) before you get down to work? Since 1999, the wonderfully named town of Greece, N.Y., has been doing that. At town council meetings, a volunteer chaplain — generally but not invariably Christian...
  • Is someone's abortion someone else's free speech

    Neither rich nor poor may sleep under the bridges of Paris. Is that law neutral with respect to who's doing the sleeping? If you think the answer is obvious, think again — and think abortion. In McCullen v. Coakley, which the Supreme Court heard...
  • Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion

    Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion
    This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, on the premise that a fetus at that stage of development can feel pain. His Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a federal version of legislation...
  • A tangled web for SCOTUS

    A bizarre act of revenge against a romantic rival was the unlikely genesis of an important debate in the Supreme Court last week about federal power, states' rights and the conduct of U.S. diplomacy. The justices were asked to overturn the conviction of...
  • Letters: Prayer and the Supreme Court

    Re "Prayer case bedevils Supreme Court," Nov. 7 Justice Antonin Scalia's concern that the Supreme Court might "stifle the manner in which [religious adherents] invoke their deity" can be resolved by a couple of minutes of silence when public meetings...
  • Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala

    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 late Thursday night, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative...
  • Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down

    Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down
    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, it left unresolved whether couples of the same sex had a constitutional right to marry. Other courts, especially in Virginia and Utah, are filling that vacuum, setting...