| Jun 6, 2014
Almost as shocking as the accusation that two 12-year-old girls from near Milwaukee stabbed a friend nearly to death Saturday was the news that authorities are charging the girls as adults.
Adults? Anyone who has ever lived with 12-year-olds — and...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Everybody needs a hobby, and it's a shame that authorities are picking on Jonathan Lee Riches just because he has found a way to pass the lonely hours out there in the rolling hills of Centre County, especially if he is unable to see much of that...
| Jul 15, 2014
It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy.
The adjective refers to that nine-person tribunal at the top of the American legal system, the noun to its latest act of judicial malpractice — meaning not the notorious Hobby Lobby decision handed down at the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:00 PM
California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a federal judge ruled in a case that could work its way up through the court system.
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled Wednesday on a...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Close to a hundred protesters descended on Hobby Lobby in Burbank Monday, chanting and waving posters, crafting IUDs out of colorful pipe cleaners, and handing out coupons and gift cards to competing craft stores to protest a recent U.S. Supreme Court...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Attorneys for the Boulder County Clerk's Office and the Colorado Attorney General's Office sparred in district court Wednesday over whether Clerk and Recorder Hillary Hall is breaking the law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:55 AM
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-VA, has backed a Democratic response to the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
The court's decision said that closely held companies - those without a lot of shareholders - don't have to offer insurance policies...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:33 AM
NORFOLK — Tony London told a friend last June that he wanted to get married to his longtime partner.
London, 55, a real estate agent and former Navy sailor, had been dating Tim Bostic, 49, an English professor at Old Dominion University, for 24...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A perennial question in discussions of the 1st Amendment is the often blurry distinction between speech and conduct. Burn your draft card as an antiwar protest and you have committed criminal conduct. Burn the American flag as a political protest and you&...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Utah's attorney general will appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Courtover last month's ruling by a federal appeals court that backed gay marriage in the conservative, heavily Mormon state, his office said on Wednesday.
An appeal by Utah was widely...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 3:51 PM
A group challenging the remap of Chicago’s new ward boundaries lost its appeal in federal court on Wednesday.
The League of Women Voters of Chicago filed a lawsuit in April 2013 alleging the city’s new map was unconstitutional because it had...