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Antonin Scalia

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  • What Scalia really has against the Voting Rights Act

    What Scalia really has against the Voting Rights Act
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is alleged to be one of the great intellects of conservative jurisprudence, but his comments during oral arguments over a challenge to the 1965 Voting Rights Act displayed all the mental acuity of a third-tier...
  • Obama goes big on gun control, but can he deliver?

    Obama goes big on gun control, but can he deliver?
    The first general reaction to President Barack Obama's package of gun control ideas seems to be criticism that it's too ambitious. Predictions are being heard that he will fall far short of his aspirations and even fail to restore the ban on assault...
  • Robert Bork, the original originalist

    Robert Bork, the original originalist
    Robert Bork, who died Wednesday, occupies a peculiar position in the pantheon of American conservative heroes. Most conservatives celebrated Judge Bork as the champion of constitutional values who was denied his rightful position on the Supreme Court by...
  • Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?

    Aren't the Supremes ready for their close-up?
    Unless you waited in line for five days to get one of the coveted audience seats at the Supreme Court, you probably experienced this week's oral arguments on same-sex marriage as something of a Ken Burns film. Websites and TV broadcasters played audio of...
  • Md. game makers bolstered by Supreme Court decision

    Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game. But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience &#...
  • Violent video games: Court is right on the law, wrong on the issue

    Violent video games: Court is right on the law, wrong on the issue
    The Supreme Court was right in ruling this week that video games, even ones that depict realistic scenes of violence, are protected speech under the First Amendment and that states can’t pass laws restricting their sale to minors. The voluntary...
  • Violent video games: Not your grandfather's fairy tales

    The Supreme Court was right in ruling this week that video games, even ones that depict scenes of graphic violence, are protected speech under the First Amendment and that states can't pass laws restricting their sale to minors. The better approach is a...
  • Vaccine safety: Misinformation about vaccine risks is making us less safe

    Vaccine safety: Misinformation about vaccine risks is making us less safe
    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...
  • Obamacare: the 2,300-page monstrosity

    Obamacare: the 2,300-page monstrosity
    The most important six hours of recent American history will start to unfold on Monday. That day, the Supreme Court begins three days of oral argument on the legal challenge to President Barack Obama's health care reform law ("Obamacare"). The Court's...
  • Obamacare: the 2,300-page monstrosity

    The most important six hours of recent American history will start to unfold on Monday. That day, the Supreme Court begins three days of oral argument on the legal challenge to President Barack Obama's health care reform law ("Obamacare"). The Court's...
  • The case for Obamacare

    The case for Obamacare
    After three days of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, the case for the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, better known as "Obamacare," remains strong. Four members of the court, including the justice expected to be the key swing vote...
  • What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?

    What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...