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Iowa's "fetal heartbeat" law, the strictest abortion ban in the nation, has been ruled unconstitutional by a state court.
Crime
Besides arguing the Supreme Court's Booth decision had been overruled by the Payne decision, the state also argued that it
Politics
A lawsuit challenging California's laws against prostitution just got a much-needed boost.
Politics
The appeals court decision won't necessarily doom the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Politics
The court ruled that juries, not judges, should decide "whether a defendant should live or die."
Politics
If America does have a consensus that we're all basically OK with the concept of governmental blacklists, and that we further approve of curtailing constitutional rights for people on such lists, then it should be relatively easy to get the necessary votes in Congress and the statehouses.
Politics
The state's death sentencing policy is similar to the one struck down in Florida by the Supreme Court.
Politics
Chronicling President Barack Obama's constitutional usurpations is like memorializing the sins of the Borgia Popes. They benumb by repetition. The latest is Mr. Obama's imminent issuance of an executive order usurping congressional authority to enact labor laws.
Environment
The agriculture industry is not known for its transparency. But increasingly routine undercover investigations showing mistreatment of animals have inspired more public interest in how these operations run and what's really happening behind the barn doors.
Politics
Refuse to speak the words gun violence. Call it domestic terrorism. That's what it really is. Like my father, we must have the courage to take a stand. Let's refuse to be bullied by the NRA and the gun industry and their wealthy donors and highly-paid lobbyists.
Politics
House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) called Obama's action a "power grab" and said it "undermines the
Politics
Republicans should be more concerned about the failure of GOP leadership to address this issue. Not only did Boehner miss out on an opportunity to mend fences with a growing Hispanic voting bloc, he has now backed himself into a corner with no clear way out.
Detroit
If you have watched any of Rick Snyder's election ads you will see that the governor fancies himself a leader, however, since being a leader isn't a title one can just bestow upon one's self the question should be what does the governor's record tell us about his leadership skills.
Queer Voices
The ruling is based on the manner in which the legislation was passed, rather than on the merits of the AHA itself, and hence jubilation must be tempered with caution.
Education
While attempting to give all students access to a high quality of education is an admirable goal, Judge Treu appears to be living in an information vacuum since the data on tenure and retention of bad teachers are hardly as definitive and causational as he seems to believe it is.
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The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest that decision, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.
Politics
Popular political speech needs no protection from the First Amendment -- it never has. It is unpopular political speech -- even downright lies -- which need defending by the courts. As ignoble and as impure as that may sound.