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  • First hearing today in state lawmaker paycheck case

    First hearing today in state lawmaker paycheck case
    House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton stepped up their effort Monday to persuade a judge to pay all 177 lawmakers even though Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed their salaries for failing to rein in Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension...
  • NATO protester pleads guilty, gets 364 days in jail

    NATO protester pleads guilty, gets 364 days in jail
    A Wisconsin man arrested during last year’s NATO protests pled guilty today to a misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to just shy of a year in jail, according to prosecutors and court records. Christopher French, 22, of Beaver Dam, Wisc., pled...
  • Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law

    Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law
    PARK CITY, Utah – Ashley Wagner was well prepared for the question.  During a U.S. Figure Skating training camp in late August, she and other skaters had been told to expect it.  The U.S. Olympic Committee told the skaters what its position was, and...
  • Press shield has holes

    In response to the acknowledged abuses of his own Justice Department, President Obama has urged Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to reintroduce legislation for a "journalist shield law." And in typical Washington fashion, the proposed act would do nothing to...
  • News of the Weird: First Amendment Blues

    News of the Weird: First Amendment Blues
    In the public libraries of Seattle (as in most public libraries), patrons are not allowed to eat or sleep (or even appear to be sleeping) or be shirtless or barefoot or have bad body odor or talk too loudly — because other patrons might be...
  • Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day

    Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day
    Marylanders have been rushing to buy guns at a rate of 1,000 a day over the past two weeks, hastening the pace of an unprecedented surge in gun sales. More than 102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year — twice the...
  • Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown

    Looming debt-ceiling fight complicates government shutdown
    You could see this one coming. Politico reported late Tuesday that congressional leaders are starting to talk about two fiscal crises merging in the days ahead. Federal agencies have partially shut down because House Republicans refuse to pass a bill to...
  • Ex-Cop Fights For Sane Drug Policy

    A few weeks ago my wife and I were in Boston for a Saturday wedding. We went for a walk on Sunday morning down to the Common — wherein we found the Boston Freedom Rally, billed as the largest hempfest on the East Coast. Whoa, '60s flashback,...
  • Judge's ruling on Wichita DUI case could challenge KS law

    Judge's ruling on Wichita DUI case could challenge KS law
    A ruling by a Sedgwick county judge stirs up questions about the state's drunk driving law. It deals with a driver's right to refuse a breathalyzer test. Right now under Kansas law, a driver can face a felony for refusing to take a breathalyzer test. But...
  • 'Raging Bull' Case Argues 9th Circuit Court Favors Hollywood Studios

    If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiff in a dispute over the copyright of the 1980 Martin Scorsese pic "Raging Bull," Hollywood studios would likely have one less defense to use in idea theft cases. But plenty of entertainment attorneys also hope...
  • 'Upsetting' videos of mentally ill prisoners' treatment shown in court

    SACRAMENTO — Video footage of naked, screaming inmates being drenched with pepper spray was aired in federal court Tuesday as evidence in a lawsuit to force California to improve its treatment of mentally ill state prisoners. For nearly an hour...