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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...
  • In politics, just show us the money

    In politics, just show us the money
    Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the shadowy campaign finance...
  • Shine the light: Their Take

    Shine the light Over the last few years, the Supreme Court has repeatedly undermined even the most reasonable attempts to limit the corrupting influence of money in politics. In desperation, Democrats in Congress have tried at least to open the...
  • A fundraising update in the U.S. Senate race

    It's been a while since we've had a poll in the race between Sen Mark Warner and GOP challenger Ed Gillespie, so a look at the fundraising may hint at how the contest is shaping up. The latest Federal Election Commission reports show Warner winning...
  • U.S. Attorney Wants To Limit Rowland Defense

    U.S. Attorney Wants To Limit Rowland Defense
    Prosecutors are trying to prevent former Gov. John G. Rowland from presenting evidence at his upcoming trial that could show he was unjustly targeted for violating federal campaign finance reporting laws. The government has filed written motions in U.S....
  • Rowland Tries To Block Evidence In Advance Of Trial

    Rowland Tries To Block Evidence In Advance Of Trial
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland asked a judge on Wednesday to prevent jurors from hearing details of his first conviction or testimony from Republicans whose candidacies he tried to sink – if Rowland follows through on his decision to be tried later...
  • 'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms

    'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies have the right to subvert a federal law in order to remain consistent with their religious beliefs (I'll get to how absurd it is that a company can have a "religious belief" in a moment). In this...
  • One of the worse Supreme Court decisions ever

    There have been some great landmark Supreme Court decisions: Marbury v. Madison, Brown v. Board of Education, U.S. v. Nixon, and Lawrence v. Texas, to name but a few. And there have been a number of doozies. Among them: Plessy v. Ferguson, Dred Scott v....
  • Who Gets To Decide When A Name Offends?

    Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School...
  • 1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress

    1984 Purdue men's basketball captain heading to Congress
    TALLAHASSEE -- Curt Clawson, a Republican businessman from Bonita Springs whose renown six months ago was limited to his hard-court days at Purdue University, is heading to Congress. Voters in the Republican-leaning Southwest Florida district...
  • Democrats Reap $91,000 From Charter Schools Advocate And His Family

    There may be no better illustration of state Democrats' massive fundraising efforts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election year than the political donations of Jonathan Sackler and his extended family. A total of $91,000 in donations has rolled into...
  • Living with political lying

    The Times is correct that "often it will be a matter of debate whether a characterization of a candidate's record is false or merely misleading." ("When it comes to politics, there's no need to outlaw lying," Editorial, June 17) Particularly in a...