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  • Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala

    Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala
    WASHINGTON -- During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory. But late Thursday night, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative...
  • Supreme Court hands major victories to gay marriage movement

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave a major boost to marriage equality for gays and lesbians Wednesday, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and clearing the way for gay marriages in California. The decisions by the high court do...
  • Chasm divides gun control and gun rights advocates

    Chasm divides gun control and gun rights advocates
    SACRAMENTO — "Living in parallel universes," is how Senate leader Darrell Steinberg describes it. Gun control and gun rights advocates "talking past each other." Emanating from different cultures, incapable of agreeing on how to make us all...
  • 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...
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Watches 'Duck Dynasty'

    "Duck Dynasty" may not be the most highbrow show on TV, but the beloved bearded hunters have attracted one fan of major political standing: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In his lengthy new Q&A with New York Magazine, the conservative icon touched...
  • Does Justice Antonin Scalia believe in the devil? You bet

    WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia earned his reputation as the Supreme Court’s most outspoken conservative with sharp one-liners in his opinions and sarcastic cracks in the courtroom. When a government lawyer defending campaign funding...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No Standard

    "For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh." -- Genesis 2:24, NIV The problem for people who believe in an Authority higher even than the Constitution is that in our...
  • The sound of inevitability

    Given his track record on marital fidelity, former President Bill Clinton is not the person I would consult about "committed, loving relationships." Clinton used those words in a Washington Post op-ed last week, urging the Supreme Court to overturn the...
  • In N.J., a judge walks into a comedy club ...

    Have you heard the one about the judge who moonlighted as a comedian? It wasn't a laughing matter for the New Jersey Supreme Court, which ruled recently that Municipal Court Judge Vince Sicari — who also appeared in comedy clubs and on television...
  • Supreme Court's decisions rattle its credibility

    The Supreme Court's mixed bag of decisions in the session's final days, particularly on voting rights and same-sex marriage, seized the nation's headlines but did little to bolster its own clarity or credibility. Interested non-lawyers were left...