| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:26 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Good news for permanently affixed floating homes. The Supreme Court issued a decision Jan. 15, in a 7-2 vote, that a floating home is not a boat, hence is not a vessel.
U.S. Code defines the word "vessel" as including all means of water...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Mar 17, 2013
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 --...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Maryland's practice of collecting genetic information from people arrested — but not convicted — on serious charges took the national stage Tuesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on what Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. called "perhaps the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:13 PM
WASHINGTON -- Solicitor Gen. Donald Verrilli Jr., representing the government, makes his opening statement, arguing that insurance has become the predominant way that Americans pay for healthcare. But Verrilli argues the system is broken because people...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 4:32 PM
American television is generally awful when it comes to talking about race.Afraid of possibly offending anyone and absolutely terrified of tackling complex subject matter, most networks and major cable channels have come to largely avoid the topic in...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Twitter is what Stephen Breyer means, but he's cautious about any judge publicizing himself or herself in any such media....
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Sometimes it seems our institutions are dedicated to helping every interest group except one, Parents....
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and architect Zaha Hadid join Pritzker Prize jury. Stephen Breyer authored “Celebrating the Courthouse: A Guide for Architects, Their Clients, and the Public." Zaha Hadid was the 2004 Pritzker Prize winner....