| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — Veteran peace activist Dennis Apel says he was exercising his 1st Amendment rights when he was arrested after marking the start of the 2003 Iraq war by throwing some of his blood at a Vandenberg Air Force Base sign north of Santa...
| Oct 6, 2013
The Supreme Court will hear three cases during the 2013-14 term that might dramatically alter the landscape of constitutional law. Campaign finance reform, abortion and the separation of church and state are all on the agenda. When the dust settles, if...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Justice Antonin Scalia sat for a revealing interview with New York Magazine that is being variously described as “weird,” “bizarro” and proof that Scalia is a terrible man.
A lot of what Scalia has to say won’t come as a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"Duck Dynasty" is the latest reality TV craze to sweep the nation, even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia considers himself a fan....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:31 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Man goes to work. Woman visits a mall. Child sits in class. Couple attends a movie. All have one thing in common. They are vulnerable to being shot and killed by some "innocent law-abiding citizen."
Anyone who owns a firearm is law-...
| Sep 22, 2013
After Aurora police got a tip in 2009 that a parolee might have been involved in robberies, a detective slipped a GPS tracker on a car the man was driving.
When the device showed the car was near a convenience store at the time of a holdup, the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said.
I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once, she'...
| Oct 16, 2013
Re "Scalia the 'originalist' holds court on his views," Oct. 13
Oh, wow: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is even more scary than I realized.
He implied that a reporter who was apparently surprised that Scalia believes in the devil is "out of...
| Oct 16, 2013
Federal law allows the government to seize the ill-gotten gains of convicted drug dealers and other criminals, which is fair enough. But the law also permits prosecutors to freeze allegedly tainted assets of defendants who haven't yet been tried, in...
| Sep 26, 2013
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...