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  • California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people

    California is rife with laws used to harass homeless people
    Anti-Okie laws. Sundown towns. Ugly laws. These old vagrancy laws recall shameful periods in our history when communities selectively persecuted and punished migrants, people of color and the physically disabled. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down...
  • Pennsylvania governor imposes moratorium on death penalty

    Pennsylvania governor imposes moratorium on death penalty
    Newly elected Gov. Tom Wolf imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in the state on Friday, calling the current system of capital punishment "error prone, expensive and anything but infallible." The Democrat said the moratorium will remain in effect...
  • More counties in Alabama issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    More counties in Alabama issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
    More counties in Alabama began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Friday, a day after a federal court judge ordered a local judge to issue the documents. The state of matrimony in Alabama had been confused all week after Alabama Chief Justice...
  • Uphold ban on judicial direct donations: Front Burner

    Uphold ban on judicial direct donations: Front Burner
    In 39 states where voters choose judges in elections, soaring spending and nasty TV ads threaten to create a widespread perception of judges as politicians in robes. That perception could worsen if the U.S. Supreme Court rules the wrong way this term in a...
  • 'Fifty Shades' of ratings: Banned in Malaysia, OK for French teens

    When pressed about the tricky subject of pornography, the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said it was hard to define, "but I know it when I see it." With the impending release of "Fifty Shades of Grey," film boards across the globe...
  • Pennsylvania prosecutors slam Gov. Tom Wolf on death penalty moratorium

    Pennsylvania prosecutors slam Gov. Tom Wolf on death penalty moratorium
    The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association says Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on thedeath penalty in the state is a misuse of his power. The association responded Friday after the Democratic governor announced the policy and called the current system...
  • Appeals court allows Renzi to delay start of prison sentence

    Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi is getting more time before he has to begin serving his three-year prison sentence in a corruption case. A federal judge in Tucson had ordered Renzi to surrender Friday, but the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Ginsburg 'wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of Union

     Ginsburg 'wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of Union
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month. Ginsburg told an audience Thursday that she drank some wine at dinner before...
  • Ginsburg: 'I wasn't 100 percent sober' at State of the Union

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a surprising confession: She "wasn't 100 percent sober" when she fell asleep at the president's State of the Union address last month. Ginsburg told an audience Thursday night that she drank some wine at...
  • Key points as Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbles

    Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage crumbled Friday as most of the state's counties began issuing licenses to gay and lesbian couples. Here's how: PLAY BY PLAY: U.S. District Judge Callie Granade overturned Alabama's same-sex marriage ban in...
  • Alabama Justice Roy Moore's legal reasoning on marriage is sound

    To the editor: Your criticism of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for ordering his state's probate judges not to obey a U.S. District Court judge is misplaced. The Alabama Constitution prohibits same-sex marriages. All authorities in Alabama are required...