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Washington traditionally boasts about its' profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest. The...
— In Cleveland, women's claims that a sex offender had assaulted them were ignored, until police found the bodies of 11 women at the man's home. In Milwaukee, a woman tried to report being raped but was told at three different police stations to...
Concerned that police departments nationwide fail to fully investigate rapes, a congressional committee will examine the issue next week at a hearing spurred partly by a Baltimore Sun examination of the systemic underreporting of sex crimes. The Senate...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - President Bush's nominee for chief justice, Judge John G. Roberts Jr., said yesterday that Supreme Court justices have a "limited role" - to apply the law, not make it. On the first day of Senate hearings on his nomination, Roberts pledged...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The Supreme Court nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr. appears unlikely to be blocked by the delaying tactics of a Democratic filibuster, members of a key group of senators said yesterday. Roberts was the topic of conversation when the...
WASHINGTON // President Bush's chief spokesman insisted yesterday that Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers has ample experience in constitutional issues to sit on the nation's highest bench, rebutting critics who question her legal expertise. But...
Los Angeles TimesWASHINGTON - Advocates for a proposed federal shield law that would keep journalists from having to disclose confidential sources told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that the lack of such protection is impinging on the public's right to...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - During a long and sometimes contentious day of questioning, Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. called the landmark 1973 abortion rights case "settled as a precedent of the court." But he stopped short yesterday of pledging to...
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Associated PressWASHINGTON - After a week of protests by conservatives, an abortion-rights group said last night that it is withdrawing a television advertisement linking Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. to violent anti-abortion activists. "We regret that...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - Judge John G. Roberts Jr. will take the first formal step toward his expected confirmation as the next chief justice of the United States when he goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee at noon today. The opening session of Roberts'...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - Amid intense scrutiny into the judicial record of Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr., perhaps nothing seems as curious as the hubbub surrounding his brief remarks two years ago about a striped toad in California. The judge's four-...
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