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Antonin Scalia

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  • More evidence of a fatally flawed judicial system in Texas

    Can a piece of paper be a smoking gun? A decade ago, the state of Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after a trial in which an arson investigation and a jailhouse snitch named Johnny Webb seemed to prove Willingham had set a 1991 house fire, killing...
  • Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protections under anti-fraud law

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded protections for whistle blowers covered by an anti-fraud law passed following the collapse of energy giant Enron, ruling outside accountants, auditors and lawyers cannot be fired or punished for exposing...
  • High court extends whistle-blower protections to contract workers

    High court extends whistle-blower protections to contract workers
    WASHINGTON — Outside accountants and lawyers who reveal fraud and wrongdoing at publicly traded companies are protected as whistle-blowers just as employees are, the Supreme Court ruled, expanding the reach of an anti-fraud law passed in the wake of...
  • Supreme Court is unlikely to halt class-action stock fraud lawsuits

    WASHINGTON — Halliburton Co. and other U.S. corporations urged the Supreme Court to reverse a 26-year-old ruling that triggered an avalanche of class-action lawsuits by investors in publicly traded companies. But based on justices' comments...
  • Did the 9th Circuit Court just kill gun control?

    Last year, after the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Illinois’ blanket ban on the carrying of “ready to use” guns outside the home, a Los Angeles Times editorial said this: “Even if it were affirmed by the Supreme...
  • Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down

    Virginia ban on same-sex marriage is latest to be struck down
    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down parts of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, it left unresolved whether couples of the same sex had a constitutional right to marry. Other courts, especially in Virginia and Utah, are filling that vacuum, setting...
  • Maryland Opera Studio to give reading of 'Scalia/Ginsburg' opera by Baltimore native

    Maryland Opera Studio to give reading of 'Scalia/Ginsburg' opera by Baltimore native
     You've read about their clashing views in all of those 5-4 Supreme Court decisions. Now hear them sing their arguments. "Scalia/Ginsburg," a comic opera by Baltimore native and recent law school grad Derrick Wang, imagines Justice Antonin Scalia having...
  • Snake handlers give some Christians the creeps

    There’s a fair amount of snark online Monday about Jamie Coots, the Pentecostal pastor and reality-TV star who was fatally bitten by a snake he was handling in over-literal adherence to Luke 10:19. ("Behold, I give unto you power to tread on...
  • Gun control made harder in California

     Gun control made harder in California
    Even if you accept the notion that the 2nd Amendment confers an individual right to bear arms — a proposition we wish the Supreme Court had rejected — states should be able to place reasonable restrictions on that right in the interests of...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas' silence is 'disgraceful'? Not really.

    Jeffrey Toobin, one of the best commentators on the Supreme Court, is accusing Justice Clarence Thomas of “not doing his job” because, as is widely known, Thomas doesn’t ask questions at the court’s oral arguments. (The headline on...
  • New York magazine to reduce print offerings

    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...