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Supreme Court vacancies should motivate GOP voters too

WASHINGTON -- Facing Democratic fears about losing control of the U.S. Senate, President Obama is using looming Supreme Court battles and the possibility of new justice appointments to fire up his base for the upcoming midterm elections. "I need a De ...

Attorney files suit on behalf of Chick-fil-A sergeant

An organization for military veterans has filed suit on behalf of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Nathan Sommers, who became famous last fall for serving Chick-Fil-A sandwiches at his promotion ceremony. Sommers, a decorated member of the U.S. Army Band Chorus ...

Still waiting for justice

[caption id="attachment_10405" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Driver of pickup.[/caption]We watched the system at work. We watched the court proceedings and saw a judge dispense punishment in the beating of Steve Utash last spring. We watched -- an ...

Court's Hobby Lobby ruling helps workers and employers

Government should force employers to craft health care plans as conceived by politicians, without regard for traditional employer-employee relationships or the values of companies. That's the way Washington autocrats, who think they know what's best ...

Standing matters: Americans should have right to sue to deport illegal aliens

A new Center for Immigration Studies ( cis.org) report proposes an idea worth serious consideration: Change immigration law so that Americans can sue for deportation of illegal and criminal aliens who harm them. The report notes how the Obama adminis ...

The cellphone decision: A seminal ruling

The case before the U.S. Supreme Court was as fundamental as the Constitution is clear: May police, without a warrant, search digital information on a cellphone confiscated from an arrested individual? In a rare spate of 9-0 constitutional comity, th ...

Court: Ground Zero Cross makes atheists sick? So what?

A previous U.S. Supreme Court decision on public prayer may thwart atheists' efforts to remove the famous steel-beam cross from the National September 11 Memorial Museum. American Atheists, Inc. filed suit to keep the so-called Ground Zero Cross from ...

Rules for everyone but Conyers

John Conyers did not do the simplest part of his job. And for his failure, a federal judge rewarded the incumbent Michigan congressman. The judge allowed Conyers to remain on the primary ballot even though he didn't legally gather the number of signa ...

Supreme Court refuses media source case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their ...

Atheist Group Sues to Force Removal of Veterans' Peace Cross

BLADENSBURG -- Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County. The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot ...


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