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  • 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...
  • Catherine Pugh's sartorial state

    Catherine Pugh's sartorial state
    When state Sen. Catherine E. Pugh learned last Friday that she was invited by the White House to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, one of her first thoughts was about what was she going to wear....
  • Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional

    Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional
    In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that...
  • Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case
    The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...
  • Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money

    Supreme Court asked to free judges to personally seek campaign money
    In a clash between the 1st Amendment and judicial ethics code, the Supreme Court debated Tuesday whether to free elected judges to personally ask for campaign contributions from voters, including lawyers and others who might one day find themselves in...
  • The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision continues to echo

    The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision continues to echo
    Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission turns 5 this month, but the damage from the Supreme Court's revolutionary ruling on campaign finance is just beginning to be felt. Scholars and pundits will undoubtedly mark the anniversary with commentary...
  • 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...