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  • There's no justice when the spied-on have no voice

    If you're not a U.S. Supreme Court junkie, you wouldn't know that the single topic that most exercised the justices in the decisions issued in late June was the arcane law of standing. This is the requirement that every case before the court pose two...
  • Court Got It Right On Out-Of-Date Voting Act

    Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government's supervisory and coercive powers. Hence they regret Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling that progress has rendered Section 4 of the 1965...
  • George Will: Time caught up with the Voting Rights Act

    "But history did not end in 1965." — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday WASHINGTON — Progressives resent progress when it renders anachronistic once-valid reasons for enlarging the federal government's supervisory and coercive powers....
  • Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate

    Supreme Court reshapes same-sex marriage debate
    In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
  • Reality over ideology

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court decision on affirmative action could have been a lot worse. Given the court's ideological tilt, in fact, it was probably the best we could have hoped for. This is a "dog that didn't bark" kind of story: In a 7-1...
  • Clarence Thomas' legal time machine zooms to 1789

    Don't let the U.S. Supreme Court's very contemporary cases on gene patenting and same-sex marriage fool you: At least one justice is still living in the 18th century and doesn't care who knows it. Justice Clarence Thomas followed his astonishingly...
  • Eugene Robinson: High court majority relied on hooey to justify DNA samples

    The Supreme Court's ruling this month allowing police to compel DNA samples from persons arrested for serious offenses will solve cold cases around the country, putting dangerous criminals behind bars. But despite this clearly beneficial impact, the...
  • Court DNA Ruling Good Result, Bad Argument

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, notwithstanding the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and searches without a warrant based on probable cause, states can require that a DNA sample be taken from those arrested for...
  • U.S. Supreme Court authorizes post-arrest DNA collection

    U.S. Supreme Court authorizes post-arrest DNA collection
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police in Maryland and elsewhere can continue the warrantless collection of DNA from people arrested — but not convicted — of serious crimes. The 5-4 decision upheld a state law that allows...
  • Court's DNA decision serves public safety and justice

    The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Maryland's law allowing the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes upholds the interests of justice, the Constitution and common sense. Concerns that the DNA samples could violate...
  • Indiana cop accused in fatal drunk-driving crash arrested again

    An Indianapolis police officer who faces drunk-driving charges for allegedly crashing into two motorcycles with his patrol car in 2010, killing one rider,  has been arrested again on suspicion of drunk driving. Despite the earlier crash, which also...