| Nov 13, 2013
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:56 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:43 PM
HOUSTON — In a U.S. Supreme Court filing Tuesday, Texas officials defended their right to enforce the state’s new abortion restrictions, arguing that they protect public health and would not significantly block women’s access to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:57 PM
An Arizona high school football player's death this month from a traumatic brain injury follows a report that says a "culture of resistance" in youth sports prevents many players from reporting concussions — and many parents, coaches and school...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:31 AM
WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court confronted the case of Native Americans who were fired for smoking an illegal drug during a religious ceremony, Justice Antonin Scalia called a halt to granting religious exemptions under the Constitution's...
| Dec 15, 2013
The Supreme Court erred grievously this year when it permitted Maryland police to collect DNA samples from people who had been arrested and charged with serious crimes — samples that could then be used to match that person's genetic profile with...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
—The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between businesses run by conservative Christians and the Obama administration over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner's religious...
| Nov 28, 2013
Re "Birth control cases head to Supreme Court," Nov. 27
Individuals incorporate their businesses, in part, to be afforded certain shields against individual liability. Those corporations are by definition separate from the individual owners.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Michael Ernest is correct when he says in his letter ("Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown," Oct. 15), that "It is a fact that House members have the right to make such spending decisions."
Similarly, the president of the United States...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Its online readers have been expanding, but even that doesn’t save print anymore -- New York magazine, which has developed a highly successful website, said Monday that it would begin publishing every other week in order to better match consumer...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A&E has found a new way to cash in on its bearded men, partnering with Red Interactive Agency for a "Duck Dynasty" iOS game.
"Duck Dynasty: Battle of the Beards" challenges fans of the redneck reality juggernaut to master the day-to-day tasks and...