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  • Debunking Affirmative Action Euphemism

    Anodyne euphemisms often indicate an uneasy conscience or a political anxiety. Or both, as when the 1976 Democratic platform chose "compensatory opportunity" as a way of blurring the fact that the party favored racial discrimination in the form of...
  • Justice Kennedy has us all in his prayers

    Justice Kennedy has us all in his prayers
    Thank goodness (but not God) for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. If it weren't for her, Monday's Supreme Court ruling upholding prayer before town council meetings in the upstate New York town of Greece would have been a straight-religion vote, with the court'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Are Supreme Court justices becoming 'party judges'?

    There’s a tendency for a journalist who covers two beats to start seeing similarities between them. In my career I’ve written a lot about two subjects: religion and the law, and I’m always discerning (or fantasizing) connections...
  • 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...
  • correction tester

    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...
  • 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...
  • Scalia set to play key role in Supreme Court smartphone case

    Scalia set to play key role in Supreme Court smartphone case
    WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's new champion of the 4th Amendment, is likely to play a crucial role Tuesday when the court hears this year's most important search case: whether the police may routinely examine the digital...
  • Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press

    Scalia criticizes historic Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press
    WASHINGTON – This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in New York Times vs. Sullivan, its most important pronouncement on the freedom of the press, but the ruling has not won the acceptance of Justice Antonin...
  • 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...