| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Opponents of same-sex marriage filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to delay the implementation of a Norfolk federal judge's ruling that gay marriage in Virginia must be allowed.
The Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Under federal law, it is illegal for churches and other so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to "participate in, or intervene in … any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office." But in recent...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the folly of House Republicans' threat to impeach President Barack Obama, the real constitutional crisis is an unimpeachable president; House Speaker John Boehner is right to dismiss such talk as futile ("Impeachment...
| Jul 6, 2014
"If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will. ... It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women."
— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Such over-the-top rhetoric will...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's time to stop trashing this nation's crop of college graduates for not knowing common facts -- the name of the U.S. Supreme Court's chief justice for example -- and start applauding them for what they did learn after four years of academia....
| Jul 20, 2014
Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, N.C., Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.
Eaton is black. The three men...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Throughout American history, Congress has often been at odds with the president. But so far, the legislative body has not turned to the third government branch — the judiciary — with a lawsuit claiming the chief executive violated the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, the judges in Washington took another big chomp out of the Affordable Care Act.
No, not the Supreme Court. This time it was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In a 2-1 panel...
| Jul 23, 2014
Call it the "Tale of Two Circuits." Within hours of each other Tuesday, two federal appellate courts looked at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the same issue involving the same provision and came to diametrically opposite conclusions....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The two women climb out of the car in front of Planned Parenthood on Commonwealth Avenue and Eleanor McCullen reaches them in two quick steps. She tries to hand them a white rose and a pamphlet about alternatives to abortion, and beseeches them to let her...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....