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At his confirmation hearings for the position of chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John G. Roberts Jr. parried skeptics with a reassuring metaphor: "Judges are like umpires," he testified. "Umpires don't make the rules, they apply them. The role of...
VIRGINIA BEACH – In the first debate of the general election race for attorney general Saturday, candidates Mark Herring and Mark Obenshain worked to paint each other as extreme partisans who would use the office to further their political...
Angelina Jolie's breast cancer gene. John Moore's cell line. The brain tissue of deceased children from a Chicago suburb. These disparate body parts have been the subject of legal conflicts about the body as property. As a lawyer, I've spent the last 25...
The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before. When...
The U.S. Supreme Court dismantled part of the Port of Los Angeles' anti-smog program Thursday, ruling that trucking companies don't have to affix "How am I driving?" placards to their vehicles or have off-site parking plans to haul goods in and out of the...
WASHINGTON - Oklahoma beat Texas in the Supreme Court on Thursday, in a cross-border contest over water for the Fort Worth area. In a unanimous decision, the court rejected efforts by the Tarrant Regional Water District to tap into a Red River tributary...
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented, potentially opening up commercial and scientific terrain to more freewheeling exploration. In a unanimous decision that is a mixed bag for the...
It goes against the grain to go against the grain, especially when government authorities are slapping journalists around. I have spent my entire adult life nurturing an adversarial relationship, often bitterly adversarial, with government. It is the...
William Van Poyck, whose botched jail break in 1987 left a prison guard dead, spent his last day with family, friends and a spiritual adviser. An executioner injected poison and stopped his heart at 7:24 p.m. Wednesday at the Florida State Prison in...
Tags: Prisons, Gainesville, Rick Scott, Palm Beach County
I can't say, of course, how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the same-sex marriage cases before it. But I can talk about how South African courts grappled with the issue in 2005, after a case was brought by a lesbian couple who had been denied the...
Tags: Laws, Lawyers, Religion and Belief, South Africa, Feminism
firstname.lastname@example.orgWest Virginia’s congressional district lines, which were redrawn by state lawmakers in 2011 and challenged unsuccessfully in court, might be challenged again because some say the boundaries do not meet the state’s compactness requirement....
— It is reassuring that in the midst of so much government dysfunction, the IRS has resolved the question of when and whether to tax tanning beds under the Affordable Care Act. Do not be concerned about that giddiness you feel. You are not having a...
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