| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The law makes it easy for police to stop a car because of a minor infraction — even if the real reason for the stop is a hunch or a hope that the officer will find drugs or other evidence of a more serious crime. The Supreme Court exacerbated that...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have topped yet another list: They're among this year's Time 100 most influential people.
The "Yeezus" rapper and the reality star top the "titans" section of the magazine's 12th annual list, released Thursday. West...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:42 AM
The Supreme Court told the police Tuesday they may not turn routine traffic stops into drug searches using trained dogs.
The 6-3 decision limits the increasingly common practice whereby officers stop a car for a traffic violation and then call for a...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The suffix "gate" has been slapped on so many scandals and faux scandals — closed turnpike lanes, presidential haircuts, deflated footballs, to name a few — that it can be easy to forget there is an actual place that started it all: the...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:56 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:25 AM
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...