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  • Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling is narrow-minded

    Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling is narrow-minded
    Relax. This is not a slippery slope. So Justices Samuel Alito writing for the majority and Anthony Kennedy writing in concurrence take pains to assure us in the wake of the Supreme Court's latest disastrous decision. The same august tribunal that gutted...
  • Myths and spin abound on Supreme Court contraceptive decision

    Half-truths and spin from both political parties have quickly come to dominate the debate over the Supreme Court decision on religious exemptions to the rule on insurance plans covering contraceptives. Both sides want to use the decision to motivate key...
  • Where's my pomegranate? When a juice label is less than fulfulling.

    Americans can argue — and do, all the time — about what kind of information should be required on food labels. What's self-evident, though, is that whatever information is on the label should be trustworthy. POM Wonderful, the seller of...
  • Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws

    Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws
    The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else. By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
  • When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying

    When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying
    In more than a dozen states it can be a criminal offense to make a false statement about a candidate for public office. But such laws are unnecessary, and open to abuse. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that could be the first...
  • Supreme Court upholds decision barring graduation in church

     The Supreme Court gave supporters of church-state separation a rare and surprising victory Monday, leaving intact a lower-court decision that barred a public school district in Wisconsin from holding its graduation ceremonies in an evangelical...
  • Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'

    Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'
    The U.S. Supreme Court is majestic, immensely powerful and deceptively fragile. It commands by the power of reason, and its justices are, as the great Robert Jackson once observed, not "final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because...
  • A psychiatric ward on death row? It's enough to drive you insane.

    A psychiatric ward on death row? It's enough to drive you insane.
    After a court-appointed monitor of mental health for California's state prisons told a panel of judges that about three dozen inmates on death row were so mentally ill that they required 24-hour care, state prison officials announced that they would build...
  • Living with political lying

    The Times is correct that "often it will be a matter of debate whether a characterization of a candidate's record is false or merely misleading." ("When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying," Editorial, June 17) Particularly in a...
  • EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word

    EPA policy change may hinge on 1 word
    The coming legal battle over President Obama's far-reaching climate-change rules will probably turn on the meaning of one word in the Clean Air Act of 1970 — "system." Under the landmark anti-pollution law, the Environmental Protection Agency is...
  • No, 12-year-old evildoers aren't 'adults'

    No, 12-year-old evildoers aren't 'adults'
    Almost as shocking as the accusation that two 12-year-old girls from near Milwaukee stabbed a friend nearly to death Saturday was the news that authorities are charging the girls as adults. Adults? Anyone who has ever lived with 12-year-olds — and...