| May 6, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:21 PM
A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances.
In a 5-4...
| May 5, 2014
| 9:51 PM
Local governments should not invite members of the clergy to pray at public meetings. Why not? Because people of all religious beliefs — and people with no religious beliefs — come to such meetings to seek the aid of their elected...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:22 PM
A state judge in Nebraska has dealt another setback to the long-debated Keystone XL pipeline, ruling that a state law passed in 2012 violated the state’s constitution by giving the governor power to approve the pipeline’s route.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:03 PM
WASHINGTON — When Susan Galloway, who is Jewish, and Linda Stephens, an atheist, complained about the Christian prayers at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y., they were told they could "leave the room or just not listen," Galloway said.
| Aug 19, 2013
In what could be its most significant church-state case in decades, the Supreme Court will decide whether official prayers at government meetings that overwhelmingly favor one religion violate the 1st Amendment. Although the case involves a town in New...
| Nov 4, 2013
On Wednesday, a lawyer for Greece, N.Y., will ask the Supreme Court to uphold the town's practice of opening its monthly meetings with prayers that usually invoke the name of Jesus Christ. The court should decline the invitation. Citizens seeking to do...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Keystone XL pipeline: The U.S. State Department's inspector general's office will investigate decisions the department made regarding the Keystone XL pipeline, which would ferry oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico....
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Keystone XL pipeline: TransCanada has agreed to move the proposed -- and highly controversial -- Keystone XL pipeline off the Nebraska Sandhills....
| Oct 15, 2008
A judge has thrown out a Nebraska legislator's lawsuit against God, saying the Almighty wasn't properly served due to his unlisted home address.
State Sen. Ernie Chambers filed the lawsuit last year seeking a permanent injunction against God. He said God...
| May 20, 2009
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Wednesday to strike down a Louisiana school board's policy of opening its meetings with a prayer, a practice the board says is consistent with a Supreme Court ruling.
The ACLU of...