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  • Letters: Why Anita Hill's testimony rang true

    Re "Still fighting over Anita Hill," Letters, March 20 One letter writer wonders how columnist Robin Abcarian "knew" Anita Hill's testimony in the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was true. I imagine it was the same...
  • A Reagan judge, a Clinton judge, a Bush judge: Does it really matter?

    When a federal district judge in Michigan ruled recently that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage violated the Constitution, the New York Times noted that the judge, Bernard A. Friedman, had been appointed by President Reagan. That detail wasn&...
  • Is someone's abortion someone else's free speech

    Neither rich nor poor may sleep under the bridges of Paris. Is that law neutral with respect to who's doing the sleeping? If you think the answer is obvious, think again — and think abortion. In McCullen v. Coakley, which the Supreme Court heard...
  • Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone

    Supreme Court signals opposition to abortion clinic buffer zone
    WASHINGTON — In a case pitting free speech against abortion rights, Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they were inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone to prevent protesters from approaching clinics that...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas relaxes, chats at conservative law dinner

    Justice Clarence Thomas relaxes, chats at conservative law dinner
    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 this week, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative lawyers...
  • Veteran environmentalist who heads NRDC to step down next year

    WASHINGTON – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced Friday that she will be stepping down by the end of 2014. Starting as an intern in 1973 three years after the group’s inception, Beinecke, 64, was...
  • 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...
  • Man who fell from plane ID'd; search resumes off Florida coast for body

    Nearly 24 hours after he fell from a plane 2,000 feet in the air, rescue teams continued to search for a Key Biscayne man's body in the waters off the Florida coast Friday morning. Police identified him as Gerardo Nales, 42, who lives in the island town...
  • Poll: Majority believes in JFK assassination conspiracy

    A majority of Americans still believe there’s more to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination than the government concluded. Fifty years after the shooting, 61% think that, at the very least, shooter Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t work...
  • Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion

    Lindsey Graham vs. Clarence Thomas on abortion
    This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, on the premise that a fetus at that stage of development can feel pain. His Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a federal version of legislation...
  • Supreme Court hints it could reject abortion clinic buffer zones

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices signaled Wednesday they are inclined to strike down a Massachusetts law that sets a 35-foot buffer zone outside abortion clinics. Anti-abortion activists called the law a violation of free speech that...
  • Chan Lowe: Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court

    Chan Lowe: Gay Marriage and the Supreme Court
    Antonin Scalia is one person who comes to mind when you think of the bias against equal rights for gays dying one old person at a time. The problem is, he’s in a position to do some serious damage in terms of resisting the tide of history.  ...