| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The Supreme Court's mixed bag of decisions in the session's final days, particularly on voting rights and same-sex marriage, seized the nation's headlines but did little to bolster its own clarity or credibility.
Interested non-lawyers were left...
| Sep 22, 2013
After Aurora police got a tip in 2009 that a parolee might have been involved in robberies, a detective slipped a GPS tracker on a car the man was driving.
When the device showed the car was near a convenience store at the time of a holdup, the...
| Sep 26, 2013
Have you heard the one about the judge who moonlighted as a comedian? It wasn't a laughing matter for the New Jersey Supreme Court, which ruled recently that Municipal Court Judge Vince Sicari — who also appeared in comedy clubs and on television...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The smart money is saying that at least some Watergate-era campaign finance limits could be struck down by the Supreme Court in a case reminiscent of the 2011 Citizens United disaster.
Oral arguments were heard Tuesday in the new case, McCutcheon vs....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Veteran peace activist Dennis Apel says he was exercising his 1st Amendment rights when he was arrested after marking the start of the 2003 Iraq war by throwing some of his blood at a Vandenberg Air Force Base sign north of Santa...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Protesters are a pain for government in general, and the Pentagon in particular. But the armed services ought to be able to suck up a protest even on land that is part of a military base so long as it’s nonviolent and doesn’t pose a threat...
| Oct 6, 2013
The Supreme Court will hear three cases during the 2013-14 term that might dramatically alter the landscape of constitutional law. Campaign finance reform, abortion and the separation of church and state are all on the agenda. When the dust settles, if...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Justice Antonin Scalia sat for a revealing interview with New York Magazine that is being variously described as “weird,” “bizarro” and proof that Scalia is a terrible man.
A lot of what Scalia has to say won’t come as a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"Duck Dynasty" is the latest reality TV craze to sweep the nation, even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia considers himself a fan....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"Duck Dynasty" may not be the most highbrow show on TV, but the beloved bearded hunters have attracted one fan of major political standing: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
In his lengthy new Q&A with New York Magazine, the conservative icon touched...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:31 AM
WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia earned his reputation as the Supreme Court’s most outspoken conservative with sharp one-liners in his opinions and sarcastic cracks in the courtroom.
When a government lawyer defending campaign funding...