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  • Rage in Missouri over grand jury decision

    Rage in Missouri over grand jury decision
    To the editor: The U.S. Supreme Court's much-reviled decision in the matter of Dred Scott (1857) remains the stark reality in America in 2014: Black persons have no rights that a white police officer is required to respect, including the right to life. ("...
  • Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties

    Supreme Court weighs whether pregnant workers can claim lighter duties
    Since the 1970s, employers have been warned not to discriminate against pregnant employees, who "shall be treated the same" as other workers, according to a 1978 law. But as a Supreme Court argument revealed Wednesday, it is still not exactly clear what...
  • Supreme Court acknowledges ambiguity in pregnant workers law

    Decades after Congress passed an anti-discrimination law ensuring that pregnant employees "shall be treated the same" as other workers, the Supreme Court struggled Wednesday with exactly what that federal rule requires. Some say it means employers...
  • Mandatory DNA collection during arrest is unconstitutional, court says

    A state appeals court decided unanimously Wednesday that California’s practice of taking DNA from people arrested for felonies -- though not necessarily convicted or even charged -- violates the state constitution. The decision, handed down by...
  • What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?

    What constitutes cruel and unusual punishment?
    Should a fisherman face two decades in prison for discarding a few fish at sea? That question is at the core of a statutory interpretation case the Supreme Court heard in November, but it also raises another question: What does "cruel and unusual...
  • Pregnancy: a fireable offense?

    Pregnancy: a fireable offense?
    Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Young v. United Parcel Service, a case in which an employer was permitted to suspend without pay or insurance a pregnant employee because she could not lift more that 20 pounds. Ms. Young's job for UPS was...
  • When is an online threat a threat?

    When is an online threat a threat?
    The Internet has made communication both instant and inexpensive, but it's also made it easy for any idiotic utterance to reach a wide audience with the tap of a thumb. Many a person has lamented posting a snarky remark online, made regretful from...
  • Violent speech on Facebook might find 1st Amendment protection, but it can still get you in trouble

    The United States protects free expression to a far greater extent than other liberal democracies. But even many free-speech advocates are uneasy about a case argued in the Supreme Court this week involving a Pennsylvania man who took to Facebook to...
  • Supreme Court hears Lehigh Valley Facebook threats case

    Supreme Court hears Lehigh Valley Facebook threats case
    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday wrestled with arguments over whether the online postings that landed a Lower Saucon Township man in prison should have been viewed as rap lyrics protected under the First Amendment instead of as violent threats. The...
  • Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats

    In its first case testing the limits of free speech on social media, the Supreme Court showed little interest Monday in extending new protections to people who post messages threatening to kill or hurt others. The justices sharply questioned the...
  • After electoral benching, Florida Democrats say their own is just fine

    After electoral benching, Florida Democrats say their own is just fine
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida Democrats held a conference call Tuesday to try to find the sunny side of an election drubbing that saw the defeat of many of the party’s rising stars. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson blamed the U.S. Supreme Court’s...