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  • Thursday: Does America still need affirmative action?

        Of course America needs affirmative action, particularly in college admissions. You kidding me? How else do we help all these mediocre white males whose only hope of getting into prestiguious colleges and universities are their parents who...
  • California's lopsided politics yield little election intrigue

    SACRAMENTO — It has come to this: California politics have become so one-sided that the only half-way intriguing statewide races this spring are for two largely ministerial jobs. One is secretary of state. The other is state controller. Both...
  • Robert Hendrix executed for brutal Lake killings

    Robert Hendrix executed for brutal Lake killings
    RAIFORD — Nearly 24 years after he murdered a young Lake County couple, Robert Hendrix was executed Wednesday evening by lethal injection at Florida State Prison. Hendrix, who made no final statement, died at 6:21 p.m., 10 minutes after being...
  • Juvenile-sentencing bill establishes reviews, minimums

    Juvenile-sentencing bill establishes reviews, minimums
    Young criminals who kill or commit other serious felonies would be eligible for sentence reviews under a proposed law given final unanimous approval by state senators Wednesday. In addition to establishing a one-time review for juvenile killers, the...
  • Supreme Court's tech ignorance may help Aereo

    Supreme Court's tech ignorance may help Aereo
    On the same day that she issued a historically important dissent in defense of affirmative action, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor showed that she's the court's resident techie. In oral argument in the case of ABC v. Aereo, she invoked Dropbox,...
  • Democratic governors challenge Connecticut campaign finance law

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Democratic Governors' Association on Wednesday sued the state of Connecticut, saying its laws on political spending are unconstitutionally broad and limit the ability of political groups to buy independent ads backing candidates. The...
  • Courts prove to be an 'ethical disgrace'

    Pennsylvania's Supreme Court, like the U.S. Supreme Court, is an ethical disgrace. It recently had a member sent to jail, and it has been ethically challenged for years. It refused to consider misconduct filings about the Luzerne County judges' scheme...
  • Sonia Sotomayor gets it right in Michigan affirmative action dissent

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent from the high court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “blistering," “...
  • Supreme Court limits restitution in child pornography case

    Supreme Court limits restitution in child pornography case
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a man convicted of possessing child pornography is only required to pay a proportion of the total damages that victims can seek in restitution. The decision ended confusion within...
  • Arizona high court rules pot users must be impaired for DUI charge

    (Reuters) - Arizona prosecutors cannot charge pot users for driving under the influence of marijuana simply because traces of the drug remain in their bloodstream, without evidence of actual impairment, the state Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The 4-1...
  • New Jersey humanists challenge 'under God' pledge in schools

    An anonymous family of New Jersey atheists is asking a state judge to find that the words “under God” should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance. The lawsuit, filed Monday, is nearly identical to one brought in Massachusetts by an...