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  • Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters

    Aereo loses Supreme Court case against TV broadcasters
    The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a start-up company that streams local TV signals to consumers over the Internet via remote antennas, violates the Copyright Act. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed Aereo's argument that it was merely...
  • Supreme Court says Aereo undercuts broadcasters

    WASHINGTON In a win for broadcasters and big media, the Supreme Court on Wednesday grounded the streaming service Aereo, ruling that the start-up violates the Copyright Act by recording and streaming over-the-air TV to subscribers' devices. The court's...
  • Scalia's warped logic on religion in public

    In his dissent on public school graduations in churches, Justice Antonin Scalia focuses on the offense one takes when exposed to religion through government action. Whether one may reasonably escape that exposure is key. ("Diplomas and churches don't mix,...
  • Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'

    Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'
    The U.S. Supreme Court is majestic, immensely powerful and deceptively fragile. It commands by the power of reason, and its justices are, as the great Robert Jackson once observed, not "final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because...
  • More snark from Scalia in a church-state case

    More snark from Scalia in a church-state case
    Whatever else you think about him, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has a punchy prose style and a flair for sarcasm. In his dissent in last year’s decision overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as the union...
  • Diplomas and churches don't mix

    Graduation ceremonies at public schools should emphasize what the departing students have in common, not what makes them different. That can be difficult if students receive their diplomas in a church or other place of worship dedicated to a faith that...
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  • Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws

    Supreme Court upholds key element in federal gun laws
    The Supreme Court upheld federal gun laws that make it a crime when buying a weapon to lie about plans to give it to someone else. By a 5-4 vote, the justices agreed that a "straw purchaser" of a gun is guilty of a crime, even if he and the ultimate...
  • Supreme Court upholds Christian prayers at city council meetings

    Supreme Court upholds Christian prayers at city council meetings
    The Supreme Court said Monday that city councils and other public boards are free to open their meetings with an explicitly Christian prayer, ruling that judges may not act as "censors of religious speech" simply because the prayers reflect the views of...
  • Justice Kennedy has us all in his prayers

    Justice Kennedy has us all in his prayers
    Thank goodness (but not God) for Justice Sonia Sotomayor. If it weren't for her, Monday's Supreme Court ruling upholding prayer before town council meetings in the upstate New York town of Greece would have been a straight-religion vote, with the court'...
  • Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman

    Review: 'The Second Amendment' by Michael Waldman
    In the 1980s, New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that everyone is entitled to his own opinions but not to his own facts. More recently, philosopher-comic Stephen Colbert rejected such a confining, narrow view: "Who's Britannica to tell...
  • BP loses another round in its battle to stiff oil spill victims

    Oil giant BP this week extended its .000 batting streak in its effort to kill its own settlement in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, losing a bid to have the Supreme Court halt payments to spill victims while it stretched out its appeal. The...