| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:52 AM
In less than a month, a new law will require women in Missouri to wait 72 hours before they can have an abortion, after the state's Republican-led legislature overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the measure.
The Democratic governor had said the bill,...
| Sep 13, 2013
The notion that states can decide for themselves whether federal laws are unconstitutional — a doctrine known as nullification — is rejected even by many legal scholars who support states' rights. But this week it came within one vote of being...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Martyl Langsdorf, the artist who created the widely known Doomsday Clock for the first cover of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, died March 26 at a rehabilitation facility near her home in suburban Chicago of complications from a lung infection. She was...