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  • No rebel flag on Texas license plates

    The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Tuesday, March 24: The fight over the Confederate battle flag and whether it can be included on a Texas specialty license plate has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which...
  • Justices struggle with free speech case over license plates

    In a dispute over a proposed Confederate battle flag license plate, the Supreme Court struggled Monday to balance worries about government censorship and concerns that offensive messages could, at worst, incite violence. Nearly 150 years after the end of...
  • Wisconsin's voter ID law stands; Supreme Court rejects challenge

    Wisconsin's voter ID law stands; Supreme Court rejects challenge
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging Wisconsin’s voter identification law Monday, making way for the state to require voters to show photo ID at the polls three years after the law was put on hold in a protracted legal battle....
  • Texas same sex marriage foes call for 'Biblical marriage'

    About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call "Biblical marriage" — a union between a man and a woman — at an event headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. Moore, a...
  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Wisconsin's voter identification law, allowing the law to stand and handing a victory to Gov. Scott Walker following a long fight by opponents who say it's a thinly veiled attempt to make it more...
  • Federal judge: Union suit over dues belongs in state court

    A federal judge says a lawsuit labor unions filed over Gov. Bruce Rauner's order ending mandatory dues for nonmembers should be heard in state court. U.S. District Judge Staci Yandle issued her ruling Monday in the Southern District of Illinois....
  • Personalized license plates speak. But for whom?

    Personalized license plates speak. But for whom?
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in the case of Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans. The case poses an intriguing First Amendment question. Like many states, Texas permits drivers to design specialty license plates bearing messages...
  • Texas license plate case pits free speech vs. hate speech

    WASHINGTON Supreme Court justices Monday struggled with how far license plates might go if they rule the Sons of Confederate Veterans can get Texas plates imprinted with the Confederate flag. Pretty far, the Sons of Confederate Veterans' attorney...
  • Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

    The Supreme Court on Monday seemed skeptical that the nation's disabilities law requires police to take special precautions when arresting armed and violent suspects who are mentally ill. Most justices expressed doubts about second-guessing police who are...
  • Texas man on death row since 1984 loses Supreme Court appeal

    The Supreme Court turned away an appeal Monday from a convicted killer who has spent more than 30 years on death row in Texas. The justices rejected the appeal from Lester Bower of Arlington, Texas. Bower's scheduled execution last month for the fatal...
  • Photo ID may be needed at Wisconsin polls later this year

    The head of elections in Wisconsin says he anticipates that there will be special elections later this year where photo identification will be required for people to vote. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear a challenge to the state's...