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  • Don LoCicero: End lifetime appointments to Supreme Court

    I understand the thinking followed by the framers of our Constitution when they decided that Supreme Court justices should be appointed for life. Their primary reason was to limit the power of the executive branch of government and to prevent the...
  • Puerto Rico seeks dismissal of U.S. bond funds' lawsuit

    (Reuters) - The U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico asked a federal court to dismiss as premature a lawsuit filed by U.S. mutual funds that sought to strike down a recently enacted Puerto Rican law that the funds said posed a threat to American investors....
  • Federal appeals court refuses rehearing on Arizona execution case

    Federal appeals court refuses rehearing on Arizona execution case
    A federal appeals court has denied Arizona a rehearing in a capital punishment case, setting the stage for the state to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene. In a ruling made public on Monday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Arizona'...
  • 'Bad' laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

    MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Uganda passed a law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, Daisy Nakato got a visit from the police. The country's Red Pepper tabloid had outed hundreds of gays after President Yoweri Museveni...
  • Mayo: The gay marriage debate, as seen by an 8-year-old

    Reprint of my Sunday column on the latest Florida developments of the gay-marriage debate, and how this issue looks to the eyes of a child (in this case, my 8-year-old daughter): The march toward marriage equality in Florida took another step last week....
  • Ex-Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP settlement over bad merger

    (Reuters) - A former top executive at Autonomy Corp is seeking to block Hewlett-Packard Co's settlement of three shareholder lawsuits over its troubled purchase of the British software company, saying HP officials are wrongly absolved of a $8.8 billion...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • First bills for 2015 Assembly session emerge

    In addition to House Majority Leader Kirk Cox's proposal to speed up funding -- at least the state share of funding -- for veterans care centers in Hampton and Northern Virginia (you can read about it here), other initiatives for the 2015 legislative...
  • U.S. court denies bid to reconsider stay of Arizona execution

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by Arizona to remove a block that stops the state executing a double murderer until he is provided with more information about the drugs to be used to put him to death. The 9th U.S....
  • Blumenthal's Defense Of Women's Rights

    Blumenthal's Defense Of Women's Rights
    Various state laws, and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, continue to chip away at women's reproductive rights. Fortunately, those rights have at least one prominent champion: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Sen. Blumenthal has called on the...
  • Liberals try to make 'profit' a dirty word

    It's been weeks since the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the contraception-mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, but the pace of urgent fundraising appeals has barely slackened. Several times a day, another pops up in my email inbox. Some are...