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  • Much depends on Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire from the Supreme Court after the completion of the current term in June. She turned 81 on Saturday and by all accounts she is healthy and physically and mentally able to continue. But only by resigning this summer...
  • Chan Lowe: The Supreme Court prayer ruling

    Chan Lowe: The Supreme Court prayer ruling
    America just got treated to another one of those 5-4 votes that have come to characterize the Roberts Supreme Court. This time, the four conservative justices agreed with Justice Anthony Kennedy — who wrote for the majority — that prayer...
  • Chan Lowe: Do corporations have religious beliefs?

    Chan Lowe: Do corporations have religious beliefs?
    Who can forget Mitt Romney’s fateful campaign line, “Corporations are people too, my friend?” It was just the kind of rhetorical faux pas that reinforced the developing narrative of Romney as a soulless plutocrat.   Back at the...
  • Supreme Court says IQ cannot determine mental fitness in capital cases

    The Supreme Court put new limits on the death penalty Tuesday, deciding that states may not use a "rigid rule" that denies leniency to defendants with severe mental disabilities simply because they score 70 or above on an IQ test. "Intellectual...
  • On gay marriage and other issues, judges, 'Just the law, please'

    At the end of his recent opinion striking down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III wrote: “We are a better people than what these laws represent. It is time to discard them into the ash heap of...
  • Supreme Court Gives New Life to 'Raging Bull' Rights Case

    The Supreme Court has given new life to a woman's claim that her father's collaboration with Jake LaMotta produced the story that became MGM's "Raging Bull," the 1980 classic starring Robert DeNiro. Paula Petrella will be able to proceed with her case...
  • Are judges in gay marriage cases reading the tea leaves right?

    On Tuesday, my native Pennsylvania became the latest state to have its ban on same-sex marriage declared unconstitutional by a judge. Like other jurists before him, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones cited (among other precedents) the Supreme Court’s...
  • Supreme Court OK's prayer before city meetings

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the right of government entities across the United States to allow sectarian prayers prior to public meetings. The court said on a 5-4 vote that the town of Greece in New York state did...
  • Prayer case divides Supreme Court justices along religious lines

    The Supreme Court's decision Monday to allow Christian prayers at city council and other public meetings divided justices not only ideologically, but along religious lines as well. The five justices in majority are Catholics, and they agreed that an...
  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • The local religion [Editorial]

    The local religion  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court's decision to allow explicitly Christian prayer at the start of local government meetings will have the unfortunate effect of alienating those with minority religious beliefs or no religious faith at all. The 5-4 decision turned...