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  • Voting Rights Act is still vital

    Voting Rights Act is still vital
    There is no denying that this nation has come a mighty long way since Bloody Sunday in Selma, Ala., in 1965, when marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, seeking the right to vote, were attacked by police and one of them, John Lewis, almost lost his life. That disgusting display of violence led to passage of the Voting Rights Act, giving the federal government oversight powers that a divided U.S. Supreme Court has said are no longer tenable.
  • U.S. Supreme Court authorizes post-arrest DNA collection

    U.S. Supreme Court authorizes post-arrest DNA collection
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police in Maryland and elsewhere can continue the warrantless collection of DNA from people arrested — but not convicted — of serious crimes. The 5-4 decision upheld a state law that allows...

    Court's DNA decision serves public safety and justice

    Court's DNA decision serves public safety and justice
    The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Maryland's law allowing the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes upholds the interests of justice, the Constitution and common sense. Concerns that the DNA samples could violate...

    A good problem to have: 'You can do anything'

    A good problem to have: 'You can do anything'
    When they left me outside my freshman dorm in the fall of 2009, my parents told me I could do anything. It was a wonderful compliment, a sign of confidence that made me feel just a little less guilty for the substantial investment they were making for...

    Ban on patenting DNA cheers researchers

    Ban on patenting DNA cheers researchers
    Researchers hailed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that bans the patenting of human DNA, saying it would expand access to genetic testing for disease at lower cost to patients. In a unanimous decision, the justices said Myriad Genetics did not have...