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  • License plate slogans: Allow any or none

    License plate slogans: Allow any or none
    The prosaic purpose of a license plate is to identify the vehicle and the state in which it was registered. But some states offer — for an extra fee — specialty license plates that allow the owner of a car or truck to incorporate his or her...
  • Groundbreaking textbook makes the case for reproductive justice field

    In Boalt Hall's faculty lounge the other day, UC Berkeley Law professor Melissa Murray was telling me about some of the cases she and her colleague Kristin Luker included in their groundbreaking legal casebook about reproductive justice. Of course the...
  • Jeffrey M. McCall: In Facebook case, Supreme Court must offer guide to defining threat

    The social media world is a crazy world, indeed, sparking firestorms over petty things, such as the color of some dress in Scotland. Most social media postings connect people to ideas, news, fun and each other. There is, however, a dark and demented...
  • Time for government to butt out of marriage

    Time for government to butt out of marriage
    This month, two women grace the cover of Texas Monthly, "The National Magazine of Texas." Both are young and conservatively dressed, and have worried half-smiles. One is pregnant; the other holds a toddler, his face buried in her shoulder. Legos litter...
  • Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case

    Justices: Fisherman is off the hook in grouper-tossing case
    WASHINGTON — A Florida fisherman convicted of tossing undersized grouper off his boat is off the hook after a divided Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that he should not have been prosecuted under a law targeting accounting fraud. In a 5-4 decision...
  • High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'

    High court narrows obstruction of justice definition under 'Enron law'
    The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of obstruction of justice under the so-called Enron law and did so Wednesday by freeing a Florida fishing boat captain from charges that he secretly tossed overboard dozens of undersized red grouper to avoid...
  • Jewish celebs shine in 'Stars of David'

    Jewish celebs shine in 'Stars of David'
    Crying, laughing, nodding knowingly and deeply reflecting are all reactions the audience is likely to have to "Stars of David: Story to Song" — sometimes all at the same time. "Stars of David" is an entertaining musical revue capturing all aspects...
  • Ginsburg 'wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of Union

     Ginsburg 'wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of Union
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month. Ginsburg told an audience Thursday that she drank some wine at dinner before...
  • 'I don't want women to make breakfast for their rapists'

    Want to score an invite to the State of the Union address? One way to do so, it turns out, is to turn a rape accusation into a contemporary art project. Imagine the following scenario: You're a college student, and you believe you have been raped by a...
  • Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats

    Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats
    In its first case testing the limits of free speech on social media, the Supreme Court showed little interest Monday in extending new protections to people who post messages threatening to kill or hurt others. The justices sharply questioned the...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovering after heart procedure
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure at a Washington hospital on Wednesday after reporting discomfort following routine exercise, a court statement said. Ginsburg, 81, was resting comfortably after having a stent...