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  • 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...
  • Court Got It Right On Out-Of-Date Voting Act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...
  • From the Boathouse: Houseboat now a true home

    Ahoy! 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...
  • Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law

    Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law
    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...
  • 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 --...
  • The problem with peremptory challenges

    If lawyers are forbidden to remove prospective jurors based on their race or gender, they shouldn't be able to do so on the basis of the jurors' sexual orientation. That's the rule in California state courts, and this week the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of...
  • Letters: Dismissing a juror without cause

    Re "Fairness for the jury pool," Editorial, Sept. 20 I am a lawyer who respectfully disagrees with your support for abolishing peremptory challenges. These challenges remain necessary to assure that people who are likely biased can be excused as jurors....
  • Four people hurt in Albuquerque church stabbing

    At least four people were hurt at an Albuquerque church Sunday when a visitor jumped out of the pews and stabbed a choir member during a song, police and witnesses said. The victims did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, police said. Two...
  • 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...
  • 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...