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  • Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich

    Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich
    WASHINGTON — The wealthiest 1% of Americans will likely play an even larger role in elections following the Supreme Court decision Wednesday that freed rich donors to give as much as $3.5 million per election to the array of candidates running for...
  • Did the Supreme Court just open the door to political corruption?

    Did the Supreme Court just open the door to political corruption?
    Money won. Doesn’t it always? It was not a big surprise that the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision today striking down certain limits on federal campaign contributions was divided along partisan lines. Conservative justices sided with the...
  • Charles Keating scandal proves Supreme Court is dead wrong on money

    Charles Keating scandal proves Supreme Court is dead wrong on money
    What a fantastically ironic coincidence that on the same day the Supreme Court struck down a law limiting campaign contributions because money does not automatically corrupt politicians, we received news of the death of Charles Keating, the very poster...
  • Really, justices? Even more money in politics?

     Really, justices? Even <i>more</i> money in politics?
    On Wednesday, conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court continued their project of undermining reasonable attempts by Congress to limit the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. The same 5-4 majority that lifted limits on corporate...
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Supreme Court considers whether lab analysts are 'witnesses'

    Supreme Court considers whether lab analysts are 'witnesses'
    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices were sharply divided Tuesday over whether a lab analyst who did a crucial DNA test that identified a Chicago rapist must testify at his trial, deepening a split that defies the usual conservative and liberal lines....
  • Md. game makers bolstered by Supreme Court decision

    Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game. But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience &#...
  • Heralded young prosecutor joins city state's attorney's office

    Heralded young prosecutor joins city state's attorney's office
    When Thiru Vignarajah left the Maryland U.S. attorney's office to lead a new unit of the city prosecutors, there was the matter of putting together a new team of lawyers to pursue major crimes, bolstering relationships with police and other law...
  • U.S. Supreme Court justice: 'Constitution is a static being'

    U.S. Supreme Court justice: 'Constitution is a static being'
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday touted his approach to interpreting the federal Constitution that focuses on the original intent of the Founding Fathers. Scalia, a former University of Chicago law professor, called the “...
  • Japan's Toyo Ito wins Pritzker architecture prize

    Japan's Toyo Ito wins Pritzker architecture prize
    In a return to form for the most prestigious award in architecture, Japan's Toyo Ito has won this year’s Pritzker Prize. After honoring younger and lesser-known figures in recent years -- including 49-year-old Chinese architect Wang Shu in 2012 --...
  • Will Wall Street prevail?

    Will Wall Street prevail?
    Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...