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  • Police need to know the laws they enforce

    "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" — except when you're a police officer. That's essentially the argument the state of North Carolina made to the U.S. Supreme Court last week when it defended the drug conviction of a man whose car was stopped by...
  • Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate

    Orange commissioners to address gay-marriage debate
    Orange County commissioners will wade into the debate over gay marriage this week. Gay-rights activists are hoping the commission will sign a friend-of-the-court, or "amicus,'' brief supporting several pending lawsuits that seek to overturn Florida's...
  • Pam Bondi left hanging on gay marriage

    Pam Bondi left hanging on gay marriage
    Poor Pam Bondi. The recent U.S. Supreme Court non-decision on the gay marriage issue has left her stuck on the wrong side of history. Can a decision on the state constitutional ban by the Florida Supreme Court bail her out by election day?
  • Another thing the Supreme Court can't agree on

    Maybe you were in a cave and missed the news: The Supreme Court came back from summer recess  Oct. 5 and surprised a lot of folks by denying five petitions for writs of certiorari related to same-sex marriage.  The court's "no" amounted to a "yes" –...
  • Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby

    Protesters regroup at Hobby Lobby
    A protest sprung up at Hobby Lobby in Burbank Saturday, roughly three months after an initial series of demonstrations that followed the opening of the craft chain on Victory Boulevard. The protest, hosted by the Reproductive Justice Coalition of Los...
  • Mayo: Bondi seeks quick ruling on gay marriage from Florida Supreme Court

    Mayo: Bondi seeks quick ruling on gay marriage from Florida Supreme Court
    From my lips to Pam Bondi's ears. OK, I don't actually know if Florida's Attorney General read my Sunday column on the continuing fight over gay marriage, but her actions Monday -- seeking a clear, quick, once-and-for-all ruling from the Florida Supreme...
  • Supreme Court keeps California ban on foie gras intact

    Supreme Court keeps California ban on foie gras intact
    A challenge to a California law that bans the sale and production of foie gras, the fatty liver of force-fed ducks, was dismissed by the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.  Canadian Farmers, Hudson Valley Foie Gras and the Hot's Restaurant Group, based in...
  • High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition

    High court considers if state boards serve public or limit competition
    States have the power to license doctors and lawyers, and prevent others from offering consumers medical or legal services at a lower cost. But what about the licensing of floral designers, cosmetologists, hair braiders, interior designers or casket...
  • No foie gras for you! Supreme Court lets California ban stand

    No foie gras for you! Supreme Court lets California ban stand
    It looks like California diners will have to go liver-less for a while longer. Tuesday morning the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal that would have overturned the state law forbidding the production and sale of foie gras. Proponents of the...
  • In Theory: Does a prisoner have a right to facial hair?

    The U.S. Supreme Court this month heard the case of Gregory Holt, a prisoner serving a life sentence in Arkansas who says he wants to grow a beard in observance of his religious beliefs. The state of Arkansas considers the converted Muslim, who now...
  • Doctor goes to great lengths to keep abortion accessible

    Doctor goes to great lengths to keep abortion accessible
    Dr. Carol Ball was two-thirds of the way through her morning commute when she heard the news. The first leg of her journey, a scooter ride to the Twin Cities airport, had been uneventful. Not so for the second leg — a 200-mile flight to Sioux...