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  • The Roberts court turns further rightward in service of the few

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, July 13: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's polemic against the court's conservative majority decision in the Wheaton College case is as much a cry of frustration as it...
  • How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

     How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama
    Clarence Thomas didn't need Alan Dixon's vote, as it turned out. Thomas, a 43-year-old conservative U.S. Supreme Court nominee in fall 1991, had just undergone a sensational, brutal confirmation hearing in which he'd been confronted with allegations...
  • PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk

    PASSINGS: Don Matheson, Alan Dixon, James Turk
    Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberals

    Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberals
    You wouldn't think, more than five years into the Barack Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said...
  • Diplomas and churches don't mix

    Graduation ceremonies at public schools should emphasize what the departing students have in common, not what makes them different. That can be difficult if students receive their diplomas in a church or other place of worship dedicated to a faith that...
  • Florida becomes the third state in 24 hours to execute an inmate

    Three states, three convicted killers, three executions in a row. On Wednesday, Florida became the third state in 24 hours to execute an inmate on death row, signaling that capital punishment in the U.S. was clear to continue with the Supreme Court's...
  • Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'

    Mixed verdict on Supreme Court in 'Uncertain Justice,' 'Court of One'
    The U.S. Supreme Court is majestic, immensely powerful and deceptively fragile. It commands by the power of reason, and its justices are, as the great Robert Jackson once observed, not "final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because...
  • A welcome crackdown on patents

    A welcome crackdown on patents
    The Supreme Court moved again Thursday to rein in patent lawsuits, something it's been doing with remarkable regularity in recent years. This time, the court invalidated a common type of software-based business method patent because it doesn't involve any...
  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • Resentment behind the waning patriotism of liberal Americans

    You wouldn't think, five years into the Obama presidency, that so many liberal Americans wouldn't like America. A new Pew survey found that 44 percent of Americans don't often feel pride in being an American, and only 28 percent said that America is...
  • Supreme Court trims, rather than gutting, investor class actions

    Ruling on Halliburton Co.'s appeal in a securities law case, the Supreme Court on Monday made it a bit harder for investors — including just about every American with a 401(k) — to recover the share value they lost when a public company's...
  • Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says

    Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...