| Oct 20, 2014
| 10:11 AM
If there was evidence that voter fraud was prevalent — or even a serious possibility — then perhaps the Supreme Court's ruling early Saturday allowing Texas to impose one of the strictest voter photo identification laws in the country would...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:39 PM
To the editor: I find the debate about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg more than fascinating, and I understand those who would have her retire so that President Obama may pick her replacement. ("Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signals she has no...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Are voting laws requiring photo IDs inherently racially discriminatory, as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg maintained in her blistering dissent Saturday morning?
A team of politician scientists from Appalachian State, Texas Tech and the...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 10:03 AM
As one might expect, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had no difficulty putting her finger on the point of Texas' voter ID law: it's openly racist.
Ginsburg's colleagues voted 6-3 to allow the Texas law to remain in effect for the upcoming...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
“There is no right more basic in our democracy than the right to participate in electing our political leaders,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote in April.
Roberts spoke then for the court’s conservative majority in striking down...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A gaggle of D.C. VIPs including Vice President Joe Biden turned out for the world preem of Sony's "Fury" at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum Wednesday night (15).
Wisely avoiding the red carpet scrum outside, Biden and Second Lady Jill slipped quietly into the...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed new voting restrictions, considered among the nation's most stringent, to go into effect.
The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted a last-minute request by state officials seeking to...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Just 12 years ago, it was illegal for gays and lesbians to marry anywhere in the U.S.
But Monday, the drive to legalize same-sex marriage — which began some two decades ago as a seemingly far-fetched quest — neared final victory as...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:03 AM
When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked from behind a stage curtain on a recent Friday afternoon, a huge roar went up from the jammed auditorium at George Washington University.
"Everyone here is thrilled to be in the presence of the Notorious R.B.G.!"...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals.