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  • Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?

    Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?
    Vaticanologists inside and outside journalism have been puzzling over the surprise appearance of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a ceremony Saturday at which his successor, Pope Francis, installed new members of the College of Cardinals. ABC News...
  • Is there any place in Florida safe from sinkholes? Technically, no.

    A master bedroom, a porch, a 14-foot boat and most of two houses were¬†swallowed by the earth when a sinkhole opened up in a family’s backyard in western Florida. The gaping hole in the waterfront town of Dunedin was more than 70 feet wide by...
  • Supreme Court fiddles while ethics questions burn

    Supreme Court fiddles while ethics questions burn
    Currently, all federal judges are required to obey a Code of Conduct for United States Judges. There's just one exception: the Supremes. For Supreme Court justices, following the code of conduct is voluntary. Or, as Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. put...
  • Justice Scalia voices uncommon dissent in California prison ruling

    Justice Scalia voices uncommon dissent in California prison ruling
    WASHINGTON -- Not all the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court were in agreement with the decision Friday that will force California to remove more than 9,000 inmates from its overcrowded prisons by the end of the year. Though the court’s...
  • Scalia: What do I know about NSA spying?

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may come across as the ultimate know-it-all, but the truth is that he likes to emphasize what people in his lofty position don’t know. In June, in a decision in which the court unanimously ruled that drug...
  • 'Boobies,' the courts and free speech

    Forty-four years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that students in public schools don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." A federal appeals court last week offered an expansive — but...
  • Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion

    Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion
    This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, on the premise that a fetus at that stage of development can feel pain. His Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a federal version of legislation...
  • Supreme Court hints it could reject abortion clinic buffer zones

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they are inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics. Anti-abortion activists called the law a violation of free speech that...
  • Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone

    Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone
    WASHINGTON — In a case pitting free speech against abortion rights, Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they were inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone to prevent protesters from approaching clinics that...
  • Is someone's abortion someone else's free speech

    Neither rich nor poor may sleep under the bridges of Paris. Is that law neutral with respect to who's doing the sleeping? If you think the answer is obvious, think again — and think abortion. In McCullen v. Coakley, which the Supreme Court heard...
  • Abraham Foxman: Inappropriate comparisons trivialize the Holocaust

    On this day 69 years ago, soldiers of the 60th Army of the First Ukrainian Front pried open the gates of Auschwitz-Birkenau and were greeted as liberators by the 7,000 or so emaciated prisoners who were among the walking dead remaining within the camp...
  • Pay No Attention To The State Of The Union

    As undignified as it is unedifying and unnecessary, the vulgar State of the Union circus is again at our throats. The document that the Constitutional Convention sent forth from Philadelphia for ratification in 1787 was just 4,543 words long, but this was...