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  • Supreme Court upholds independent redistricting panels

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday settled the electoral landscape in Arizona and California, upholding the use of voter-established independent panels to draw legislative district lines. In a politically charged decision that some incumbent...
  • Obamacare ruling creates new possibilities

    Obamacare ruling creates new possibilities
    The recent ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Affordable Care Act opens up some interesting possibilities. Why have contracts anymore? I'm sure both parties to a contract know the intentions of the other party — so why do they need all...
  • Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she told a lesbian...
  • In Supreme Court loss, death penalty foes see an opening

    A strongly worded dissent in the U.S. Supreme Court's narrow decision this week upholding the use of an execution drug offered a glimmer of hope to death penalty opponents in what they considered otherwise a gloomy ruling. One advocate went so far Tuesday...
  • Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees

    Labor fears setback as Supreme Court hears case on union dues, fees
    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a California challenge to the financing of public-sector unions sent fear through organized labor Tuesday, with the threat that the justices could blunt one of the state's most powerful political forces. If...
  • Defense asks Florida Supreme Court to keep stay on Jerry Correll execution

    Defense asks Florida Supreme Court to keep stay on Jerry Correll execution
    The defense for a man who killed four members of an Orlando family in 1985 has asked the Florida Supreme Court to keep his execution on hold as the high court grapples with the constitutionality of Florida death penalty procedures. State officials...
  • Supreme Court to hear California teacher's suit -- a 'life or death' case for unions

    Supreme Court to hear California teacher's suit -- a 'life or death' case for unions
    The Supreme Court put public-sector unions in its crosshairs Tuesday by agreeing to hear a constitutional attack on the mandatory representation fees that nearly all California teachers pay. As they concluded a memorable term that legalized gay marriage...
  • Mushy justices depriving citizens of Constitutional power

     Mushy justices depriving citizens of Constitutional power
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those...
  • Samuel Alito: Be careful what you wish for

    To the editor: Right on cue, columnist Robin Abcarian proves Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s point: She is making fun of him for his view that redefining “marriage” is not a job for the Supreme Court. It is possible to applaud the outcome but...
  • Despite Scalia, California counts

    Despite Scalia, California counts
    To the editor: The portrayal of Justice Antonin Scalia's language as set forth by columnist Steve Lopez ( “Scalia discovers we are 10th circle of hell,” Column, June 27) seemed unbelievable, so I read the dissent on the Supreme Court website....
  • Gay couples ask judge to make counties comply with ruling

    Groups representing same-sex couples Tuesday said more Alabama counties are beginning to follow the U.S Supreme Court's marriage ruling but want a federal judge to order reluctant probate judges to comply. "That number refusing is dwindling, but we are...