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  • Supreme Court deals setback to young relatives of legal immigrants

    Supreme Court deals setback to young relatives of legal immigrants
    Foreign-born grandchildren, nieces and nephews of Americans and legal immigrants will lose their place in line to obtain a visa if they reach age 21 before the process is complete, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. Upholding a disputed part of the law...
  • Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman

    Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman
    In the 1980s, New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that everyone is entitled to his own opinions but not to his own facts. More recently, philosopher-comic Stephen Colbert rejected such a confining, narrow view: "Who's Britannica to tell...
  • Supreme Court ruling: As if we don't have enough money in politics already

    Supreme Court ruling: As if we don't have enough money in politics already
    Thank you, Supreme Court. Before your decision Wednesday in McCutcheon vs. FEC, Americans were confined to giving a measly total of $48,600 in campaign contributions to federal candidates (enough for about nine candidates) and a total of $74,600 to...
  • BP loses another round in its battle to stiff oil spill victims

    Oil giant BP this week extended its .000 batting streak in its effort to kill its own settlement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, losing a bid to have the Supreme Court halt payments to spill victims while it stretched out its appeal. The...
  • Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws

    Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws
    The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else. By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
  • More snark from Scalia in a church-state case

    More snark from Scalia in a church-state case
    Whatever else you think about him, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a punchy prose style and a flair for sarcasm. In his dissent in last year’s decision overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as the union...
  • Diplomas and churches don't mix

    Graduation ceremonies at public schools should emphasize what the departing students have in common, not what makes them different. That can be difficult if students receive their diplomas in a church or other place of worship dedicated to a faith that...
  • Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'

    Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'
    The U.S. Supreme Court is majestic, immensely powerful and deceptively fragile. It commands by the power of reason, and its justices are, as the great Robert Jackson once observed, not "final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because...
  • 'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.

    'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.
    The 2nd Amendment is just 27 words long: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." But in that single, awkwardly constructed sentence, Michael...
  • Scalia's warped logic on religion in public

    In his dissent on public school graduations in churches, Justice Antonin Scalia focuses on the offense one takes when exposed to religion through government action. Whether one may reasonably escape that exposure is key. ("Diplomas and churches don't mix,...
  • Supreme Court balances clean air against clean law

    In a decision that was a legal defeat for the Obama administration but may well be a practical victory, the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative justices voted 5-4 to block the Environmental Protection Agency from a creative-yet-practical interpretation of...