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Now that the seven Republican presidential hopefuls have had their last televised debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa precinct caucuses, they have barely two weeks of on-the-ground campaigning to answer the two key questions facing the voters. The big one...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Samuel A. Alito, Elections, Ron Paul
Maryland has long held claim to the notion that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, or the right to "keep and bear arms," did not apply to the states. In doing so, they have and continue to deny it's citizenry that right to be fully...
Last month, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the first case of measles in the state since 2009. This development demonstrates that even Maryland, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the U.S., is not immune to...
A fundamental war has been waged in this nation since its founding, between progressive forces pushing us forward and regressive forces pulling us backward. We are going to battle once again. Progressives believe in openness, equal opportunity and...
Sun StaffThe abortion argument certainly charges the atmosphere surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of John G. Roberts Jr., but his stance on the question is hardly clear. Papers he signed as a member of a government legal team say one thing; his words more...
Sun National StaffFor a decade, the soaring legal career of Alberto R. Gonzales has been entwined with the political rise of George W. Bush. But as Gonzales is discussed as a possible candidate for the Supreme Court, his lengthy resume and longtime ties to the president...
Sun reporterWASHINGTON // President Bush, facing high political stakes and growing pressure from all sides over replacing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, is considering a number of women and minority judges to fill her seat, say activists and political strategists....
Tags: Activism, Judges, Civil Rights, Justice System, Local Government
Sun reporterWashington // President Bush named his trusted White House counsel Harriet E. Miers, a Texas native with no experience as a judge, to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, sparking an outcry among conservative activists who had hoped...
Tags: Judges, Philosophy, Justice System, Executive Branch, Dallas
Sun National StaffChief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who joined the bench a generation ago as its often lone voice of conservative dissent and then steadily steered its turn to the right, died yesterday evening at his home in suburban Virginia. He was 80 and had been...
Sun StaffSAMUEL ALITO Age: 55 School: Yale Law School Background:: Deputy assistant attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey. Currently: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (appointed 1990)....
Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON - John G. Roberts Jr.'s 1991 arguments in a case involving the right of protesters to block access to abortion clinics emerged yesterday as a central point of contention between opponents and supporters of his nomination to the Supreme Court....
Tags: Women's Health, Demonstration, Trials, White House, Abortion
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