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  • What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?

    What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?
    Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a statutory interpretation case the Supreme Court heard in November, but it also raises another question: What does "cruel and unusual...
  • At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office

    At the Supreme Court, conflicts of interest are just a day at the office
    Justice Samuel A. Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions process because...
  • Same-sex marriage licenses doled out in South Carolina

    Same-sex marriage licenses doled out in South Carolina
    Several counties in South Carolina on Thursday doled out marriage licenses to same-sex couples, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute effort to halt the nuptials in the state. From Columbia to Charleston, couples lined up at...
  • The injustices of Supreme Court justices

    The injustices of Supreme Court justices
    Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's sister is a high-powered labor attorney who represents management in disputes with workers. Justice Elena Kagan's brother, a teacher at an elite public school in New York, has protested the school's admissions...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Push for constitutional convention gathers steam

    Rising frustration with Washington and conservative electoral victories across much of the U.S. are feeding a movement in favor of something America hasn't done in 227 years: Hold a convention to rewrite the Constitution. Although it's still not...
  • Supreme Court appears sharply split on Jerusalem passport issue

    Supreme Court appears sharply split on Jerusalem passport issue
    The Supreme Court justices sounded sharply and closely split Monday over whether the president or Congress has the power to decide whether passports of American children born in Jerusalem may be stamped with “Israel.” The outcome could...
  • A cynical (but maybe correct) take on Congress and Jerusalem

    A cynical (but maybe correct) take on Congress and Jerusalem
    On Monday the Supreme Court wrestled with a case that had it all: foreign policy, constitutional history and a 12-year-old petitioner, Menachem B. Zivotofsky, a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem who wants his passport to list his birthplace as Israel....
  • Supreme Court seems to back ex-TSA air marshal's whistle-blower claim

    Supreme Court seems to back ex-TSA air marshal's whistle-blower claim
    Two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Robert MacLean, an air marshal from south Orange County, learned from a text message of the government's plan to stop using armed marshals on overnight flights from Las Vegas. The aim was to save money. Alarmed by...
  • It's up to the Supreme Court to decide: Is a fish a 'tangible object'?

    It's up to the Supreme Court to decide: Is a fish a 'tangible object'?
    Justices of the Supreme Court expressed justifiable skepticism this week about the use of a law aimed at financial crimes to prosecute a fisherman who destroyed evidence of an illegal catch. By reversing the conviction of John Yates, the court can put...
  • Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision

    Fritz Walker: State House rejects common-sense gun control provision
    Background checks are a common-sense safeguard that require gun sellers to first check if a buyer is a convicted felon, domestic abuser or mentally incompetent, and therefore prohibited from purchasing firearms. By federal law, sales of all firearms by...
  • Supreme Court to again decide fate of Obama's healthcare law

    Supreme Court to again decide fate of Obama's healthcare law
    The Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Obama's healthcare law yet again, this time ruling on whether low- and middle-income Americans may receive subsidies in two-thirds of the states to make insurance more affordable. Currently, about 5...