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  • D.A. takes right step in reviewing cases

    D.A. takes right step in reviewing cases
    Even if the Board of Supervisors had rejected Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey's request for funding to establish a unit to review the integrity of questionable criminal convictions, Lacey would have done the county a service in merely acknowledging the possibility that her office may, on occasion, charge defendants with crimes they didn't commit, take them to trial and win convictions.
  • In Japan, a plan to expand military's powers faces growing resistance

    Japan's ruling coalition came in for a shock recently as parliament mulled legislation pushed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to expand the powers of the nation's Self-Defense Forces. The lawmakers had invited three constitutional scholars to address the...

    Anti-Muslim event is protected free speech even if offensive

    Anti-Muslim event is protected free speech even if offensive
    Pamela Geller, whose organization's Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest was attacked by two gunmen Sunday, has made offensive comments about Islam. But that in no way undermines her right to free speech or legitimizes violence against her or anyone...

    The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage

    The constitutional argument for same-sex marriage
    For some time the U.S. Supreme Court has been "leading from behind" on same-sex marriage, allowing lower court decisions to transform the legal and social landscape in large parts of the country without weighing in itself. But now the court has seized the...

    Man critically injured in videotaped Baltimore police encounter

    Man critically injured in videotaped Baltimore police encounter
    A man was critically injured in a videotaped encounter with Baltimore police in the Gilmor Homes area of West Baltimore Sunday, prompting an internal use-of-force investigation of the officers, officials said. About four bicycle officers tried to stop...