| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:09 PM
(Reuters) - The British government has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review appeals court rulings against BP Plc over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that produced one of the largest class actions in American history.
In a friend of court brief, the...
| Jul 24, 2014
An impulse to give up on America is growing in our corporate boardrooms.
This desire to renounce their corporate citizenship is driven by the latest tax avoidance craze known as "inversion" — an accounting strategy to move a company's headquarters...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Gov. Rick Scott spent the first part of August marketing himself as a champion of Florida's environment — and ran smack into the first wave of TV ads from a Super PAC labeling him an enemy of the environment.
Not wanting to be seen on the wrong...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON Appellate judges on Monday struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, further teeing up the marriage equality question for final resolution by the Supreme Court.
In a 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals concluded Virginia's marriage...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Floridians should hope that judicial activists who want to undermine the Affordable Care Act don't succeed, and there's no good reason they should.
Last Tuesday, a pair of federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings on similar challenges to the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Maybe it is simply a Republican death wish.
The party that has gained a well-earned reputation as being obstructionist through much of President Barrack Obama's two terms is prepared to launch another attack on the president.
Speaker John Boehner...
| Jul 26, 2014
Rick Scott needs to hear from Sandra Day O'Connor.
Not that he'd listen.
The retired justice, who must surely regret what has happened to the U.S. Supreme Court since she left, is devoting her time now to fighting for the independence of the judiciary....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
The meeting at the Miami-Dade courthouse had not happened by chance.
Six gay and lesbian couples did not suddenly decide, at the same moment in early January, to get marriage licenses even though same-sex marriages are illegal in Florida. And, until the...
| Aug 9, 2014
Florida's attorney general wants a freeze on appellate court rulings involving the legality of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the question should be resolved by the nation's highest justices.
Should State Attorney General Pam Bondi win a...
| Aug 2, 2014
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi must prefer what she considers a winning political case with social conservatives to a losing legal case with judges. Nothing else explains her appeal of court decisions in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties that struck down...