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  • Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters

    Charlie Beck's prolific pen: A look back at the LAPD chief's letters
    Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
  • Hobby Lobby decicion puts cracks in church-state barrier

    To the editor: We are mortal beings using material things like money and contraceptives to live responsible lives. We're also immortal souls needing nonmaterial (spiritual) freedom to live the faith we choose. ("Supreme Court conservatives are playing a...
  • Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision

    Democrats Back Legislation To Override Hobby Lobby Decision
    Democrats in Congress Wednesday launched efforts to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, introducing legislation that would prohibit for-profit companies from seeking religious exemptions to a federal law requiring them to offer...
  • Hobby Lobby's harvest: A religious exemption for LGBT discrimination?

    Events in the real world continue to mock the assertion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that his majority opinion in the Hobby Lobby case is a "narrow" one. Alito maintained that his June 30 decision concerned only the contraceptive mandate of the...
  • Colorado judge to decide on same-sex marriage licenses in Boulder

    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. Spectators,...
  • Marijuana, hurricanes, Civil War: weekend topics

    Marijuana, hurricanes, Civil War: weekend topics
    In public-affairs programming this weekend, marijuana, hurricanes and the Civil War are among the topics. Here's a look at the lineup: "Central Florida Spotlight" features Greg Warmoth's recent visit to Smiths Falls, Canada, and the home of Tweed...
  • UPDATE: After Hobby Lobby Kaine, Warner back RFRA changes

    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...
  • Boehner suit: Two branches divided: My Word

    House Speaker John Boehner announced last month that he would be bringing legal charges against the executive branch. "[T]he president has not faithfully executed the law," Boehner claims, addressing the overuse of the executive order. That begs the...
  • Smartphone users have right to their privacy

    The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Riley v. California, recently handed down a monumental decision that protects citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. The decision cited the inherent right to privacy found in both the First and Fourth...
  • Would Supreme Court approve this system?

    The Morning Call article on gubernatorial campaign spending in the range of $50 per vote suggests that a more efficient system would be to pay the money directly to the voters. There could be a bidding system in which each candidate would bid against the...
  • Candidate's values more important than political party

    The recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties is another reason, our Christian friends tell us, to vote for Republican candidates, regardless of their identification with the elitist, statist,...