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  • Discrimination in the form of religious freedom is no virtue

    Discrimination in the form of religious freedom is no virtue
      Alarmed at the prospect that the U.S. Supreme Court will sanction same-sex marriage in every state, conservative state lawmakers are intensifying efforts to provide legal cover for evangelical Christians and others who regard homosexual unions as an...
  • Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling

    Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling
    A former UPS driver will get another chance to argue her claim of discrimination after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sent her case back to a lower court hearing. The issue of how pregnant women are treated in the workforce also will get an extra...
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 23 Voter ID is the law; live with it Let's be clear about something: Voter ID is a mistake. Plain and simple. But let's be clear about something else: It is now the law in Wisconsin, after the U.S. Supreme Court on...
  • Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates

    Supreme Court appears reluctant to force Texas to issue Confederate license plates
    Motorists have the right to put their favorite bumper sticker on their car, but do they have a free-speech right to a special state license plate with a Confederate battle flag or a message about abortion? That was the question before the U.S. Supreme...
  • Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan

    Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan
    The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence...
  • SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps

    SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory Wednesday for black legislative leaders in Alabama, and the decision may signal a coming win for Virginia Democrats fighting Republican-drawn election maps here. The court's 5-4 decision sends Alabama...
  • Don't lock up children forever

    Don't lock up children forever
    Sen. James Brochin and Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger recently asked whether Maryland would break its promises to victims' families by eliminating life-without-parole sentences for youth under 18. The answer: No ("Will Maryland go...
  • Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule

    Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule
    The Supreme Court's conservative justices sharply questioned the high cost of a new Obama administration environmental regulation Wednesday, raising the prospect they may block the strict emissions standards for coal-fired power plants. At issue is a...
  • Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury

    Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury
    Long before coal-fired power plants were known as major contributors to global warming, they were pegged as the primary airborne source of mercury, as well as emitters of many other pollutants. Mercury is extremely toxic; when it falls into waterways...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • Supreme Court conservatives skeptical about EPA mercury rule

    The Supreme Court’s conservative justices questioned the high cost of a new Obama administration environmental regulation Wednesday, raising the possibility they could block the strict emissions rule for coal-fired power plants. Chief Justice John...