| Sep 22, 2012
| 1:32 AM
The main courthouse in El Centro was damaged in the Easter earthquake more than two years ago. The main staircase has been blocked off with scaffolding ever since the building reopened to the public. I asked one of the local judges if the state was ever...
| Apr 8, 2012
The Supreme Court recently concluded debate on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's health care reform. The three days of deliberations are said to have been "unprecedentedly long" and the resulting decision, expected around...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:54 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to take
over the legal battle in which Democrats are trying to have convicted
Republican Secretary of State Charlie White replaced by their 2010
candidate for that office.
The state's highest...
| Feb 12, 2012
For those of you who might not have followed the far-too-many words already published in Mail Call and on the Opinion and news pages of this newspaper, this column concerns a meeting held several weeks ago at Fountain Head Country Club. The meeting was...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Escalating his attack on President Obama over matters of faith and politics, Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum said Monday that Obama had been "particularly weak" in protecting religious liberty around the world and compared him to "tyrants"...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:41 PM
President Judge John M. Cascio is asking the administrative arm of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to adopt a judicial redistricting plan that would realign the county's magisterial districts without eliminating any offices.
The Supreme Court has...
| Feb 23, 2012
Catholic bishops, evangelical pastors and Republican presidential candidates have been decrying the Obama administration's war on religious liberty. Amid all the uproar, it's easy to overlook something equally important: the administration's many...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 3:51 PM
The issue of race and whether it should be a consideration in college admission criteria is back on the Supreme Court's plate.
It comes just three months after the latest demographic studies tell us that, for the first time ever in America, the...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 12:59 PM
The man accused of shooting a corrections officer and stabbing a Grays Harbor County Superior Court judge in the courthouse in Montesano last Friday appeared Monday in court, where bail was set at $750,000.
Steven Daniel Kravetz, 34, faces two counts...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A Washington County Circuit Court judge has ruled that a detention center inmate’s statements during a disciplinary hearing can be used by the state in prosecuting him on accusations he conspired to distribute prescription drugs in the jail.
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:07 AM
Former BP engineer arrested, U.S. government shows hand in Gulf of Mexico oil spill case
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — By arresting a former BP engineer Tuesday, federal prosecutors for the first time showed their hand in the Gulf oil spill case, saying...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— The Supreme Court is questioning Arizona’s tough “show me your papers” law aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of the state, amid objections from the Obama administration that states have a limited role to play...