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The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Maryland's law allowing the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes upholds the interests of justice, the Constitution and common sense. Concerns that the DNA samples could violate...
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police in Maryland and elsewhere can continue the warrantless collection of DNA from people arrested — but not convicted — of serious crimes. The 5-4 decision upheld a state law that allows...
Maryland's practice of collecting genetic information from people arrested — but not convicted — on serious charges took the national stage Tuesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on what Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. called "perhaps the...
Barack Obama has not been a perfect president. Millions are still suffering from a weak economy, vitally important issues like climate change and immigration remain all but unaddressed, and most disappointingly, the promise of a new politics to move us...
Who's buying our democracy? Wall Street financiers, the Koch brothers, and casino magnates Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn, among others. And they're doing much of it in secret. It's a perfect storm -- the combination of three waves that are about to...
Let's be honest about this: Those of us who believe there are too many guns — and too many military-style guns that should not even be manufactured for, much less sold to, the civilian market — have taken a walk on gun regulation. We...
Tags: Gun Control, Interior Policy, Laws, Walmart, Lobbying
The first day of a big week for the third branch of government brought a ruling on Arizona's immigration law that was less than satisfying for Justice Antonin Scalia and the Rush Limbaugh wing of the U.S. Supreme Court. A five-vote majority that included...
Tags: Laws, Political Fundraising, Radio, Migration, Justice System
This week, the Supreme Court took another step — albeit a small one — toward restricting the severity of punishments courts can impose on juvenile offenders. In a 5-4 ruling, in which Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the court's liberal...
Tags: Judges, Punishment, Prisons, Anthony Kennedy, Elena Kagan
In his recent column ("Razing the JFX, lowering O's expectations," April 3), Dan Rodricks continues his attacks on the Supreme Court for asking the tough questions of the lawyers presenting the Obama administration's case for the Patient Protection and...
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...
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: Freddie Mac, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Lobbying
Whether one supports or opposes President Barack Obama's health care reform law, the administration's choice not to prolong the appeals in the legal challenges to the act and to move the matter to the Supreme Court for review in the upcoming term should...
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