| Apr 24, 2015
| 9:32 PM
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Ohio case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, as well as three related cases from Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court is then expected to decide whether the Constitution requires states to...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 3:00 AM
It's movie night at the courthouse.
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, his identification and security tags hanging from his neck, greets dozens of people who have shown up early for a guided tour of the court's headquarters, an...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 8:17 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it easier for people to sue the federal government for negligence, in a decision that could affect military veterans with claims of medical malpractice.
The justices, voting 5-4, ruled in two cases the deadlines for...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 9:00 AM
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.
The justices voted 6-3 in favor of a driver who was found to have...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 5:00 AM
With the 2016 election cycle gearing up, special interests are eyeing ways to advance the candidates of their choice without leaving any fingerprints. Their preferred vehicle is "dark money" donated to organizations — including so-called social...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 5:20 AM
In the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy, "You cannot preserve what you do not revere. You cannot protect what you do not comprehend. You cannot defend what you do not know." To that profound statement, I would add: You cannot find what you do not know...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Extending legal marriage to same-sex couples is morally right, but a judicial declaration of constitutional entitlement is the wrong way to do it. It is wrong strategically, because a judicial victory cannot deliver the public statement of dignity that...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 10:34 AM
When I first visited the Baltimore City Detention Center in 1999, I found an archaic, decaying facility that held people in grim cells with no direct natural light. The detention center held many children who were charged as adults, and they suffered some...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 7:04 PM
Charles Munger Jr. isn't waiting around idly for the U.S. Supreme Court to act on congressional redistricting. He's hoping for the best but planning for bad news.
The political activist has resurrected his old reform coalition and is getting ready, if...
| Mar 31, 2015
With criticism mounting from businesses, educational institutions and human rights groups, Indiana's Republican legislators are seeking to mitigate the fallout from last week's passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Some GOP officials are...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 8:17 PM
Want to get paid for shampooing someone's hair? In California, you may need to have at least nine months of experience and pass a licensing test overseen by the state barbering and cosmetology board, whose members include salon professionals.