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    The Supreme Court's decision Monday to allow Christian prayers at city council and other public meetings divided justices not only ideologically, but along religious lines as well. The five justices in majority are Catholics, and they agreed that an...
  • In prayer case, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas proves critics wrong

    Two of the most common misperceptions about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are that he’s not a distinctive voice on the court and that he’s a jurisprudential clone of Justice Antonin Scalia. Monday’s decision on prayer at public...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • The Supreme Court punts on chance to end gun-control confusion

    The Supreme Court punts on chance to end gun-control confusion
    The Supreme Court's ruling about public displays of religion Monday provoked a lot of discussion, obscuring an equally intriguing decision the court issued that day about public displays of guns. In Town of Greece vs. Galloway, the court lifted a...
  • Supreme Court says IQ cannot determine mental fitness in capital cases

    The Supreme Court put new limits on the death penalty Tuesday, deciding that states may not use a "rigid rule" that denies leniency to defendants with severe mental disabilities simply because they score 70 or above on an IQ test. "Intellectual...
  • A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]

    A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]
    The legal blogosphere was buzzing last month with the discovery of a major gaffe in a Supreme Court decision that had just been released. What attracted all the attention was not so much the substance of the error — misrepresenting the position of...
  • Supreme Court ruling tilts law to the right on public prayer

     A Supreme Court divided along both ideological and religious lines cleared the way Monday for local officials to open public meetings with explicitly Christian prayers, ruling that the Constitution does not require government-sponsored religious...
  • On gay marriage and other issues, judges, 'Just the law, please'

    At the end of his recent opinion striking down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III wrote: “We are a better people than what these laws represent. It is time to discard them into the ash heap of...
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  • 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...