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  • Alabama man freed after nearly 30 years on death row

    Alabama man freed after nearly 30 years on death row
    A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row walked free Friday hours after prosecutors acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime. Ray Hinton was 29 when he was arrested for two 1985...
  • Sheriff's operations move to historic courthouse with ghosts

     Sheriff's operations move to historic courthouse with ghosts
    Who are the ghosts that haunt the historic courthouse? Could one be the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who so passionately argued a civil-rights case in the courtroom on the third floor while blacks watched from a balcony...
  • Delta Air Lines helps gay employees with health care taxes

    Delta Air Lines became the first major carrier Thursday to make same-sex domestic partners whole for additional income taxes they owe for health care plans. Atlanta-based Delta will pay those taxes for employees retroactive to Jan. 1. The tax is only a...
  • Hold up on death-penalty cases or risk having them overturned

    Hold up on death-penalty cases or risk having them overturned
    Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Florida death-penalty case, Hurst v. Florida, that questions the constitutionality of Florida's entire death-penalty sentencing scheme. The court could very well throw out the whole thing, and it would...
  • Should same-sex marriage be the law?: Front Burner

    Should same-sex marriage be the law?: Front Burner
    Not that Americans required a reminder of the pain of exclusion, but the state of Indiana provided a refresher. With the unveiling of its controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, critics straightaway roundly assailed the law they argued would...
  • Supreme Court should end bigoted darkness: Front Burner

    Supreme Court should end bigoted darkness: Front Burner
    Oct. 24, 2002: The Sentinel published an op-ed I wrote in favor of nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation alongside an opposing column by Alan Chambers, then of Exodus International, the world's largest evangelical "ex-gay"...
  • Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex change

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled...
  • Court sides with state on Medicaid rates

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision that broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical...
  • 5 arrested in protest inside Supreme Court

    Protesters disrupted Supreme Court proceedings on Wednesday for the second time this year with shouted criticism of the court's previous rulings on campaign finance. Supreme Court police swiftly removed five people from the courtroom after they rose, one...
  • Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messages

    Maryland allows Confederate license plates, but blocks other messages
    Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court last week over whether Texas can refuse to issue license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag to the group Sons of Confederate Veterans should sound familiar. In the late 1990s, the same group prevailed in a...
  • Kennedy Center to host summit on impact of arts on society

    The Kennedy Center and the Aspen Institute plan to host an arts summit for artists, innovators and policy leaders next month on how the arts can address issues in society. The summit will be held May 16 at the Kennedy Center. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will lead a...