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First, Abortion. Next, Integration and Campaign Cash?

The New York Times talked to U.S. Supreme Court pundits who are debating how far Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s replacement will move the court to the…

Former U of C Law Dean Slams Abortion Ruling

A former dean of the University of Chicago Law School joined today with vociferous critics of this week’s U.S. Supreme Court abortion ruling, castigating its so-called partial-birth abortion ban as…

Prof: Court Will Move ‘Step by Step’ to Right

This week’s abortion decision illustrates how the U.S. Supreme Court will “move to the right step by step,” a law professor tells the Washington Post.

The emerging…

More Abortion Battles to Come

The fight over abortion moves to the states following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week upholding a ban on so-called partial birth abortion.

State High Court Allows Felon DNA Samples

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled the state may collect DNA samples from convicted felons without violating the state or federal constitutions, the Associated Press reports.


Alito Vote Crucial in Abortion Decision

The justice who replaced Sandra Day O’Connor had the most important vote in yesterday’s 5-4 decision upholding the ban on so-called partial birth abortions, according to a story in the…

Ban on ‘Partial Birth’ Abortion Upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court has for the first time upheld a ban on so-called partial birth abortions in a 5-4 decision. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion.

Judge Backs Ban of Anti-Gay Shirt

A federal judge in Chicago has sided with a suburban school that banned anti-gay T-shirts.

A student wanted to wear a shirt that read “Be Happy, Not Gay” as part…

Prison Newsletter Free to Circulate in California

California prison officials have agreed to stop blocking distribution of a newsletter that circulates to some 1,000 state prison inmates, in alleged violation of their First Amendment rights. The state…

Lawyers Spar Over Abortion Law

A lawyer for abortion opponents told a federal appeals court yesterday than an injunction blocking an abortion warning law is interfering with the rights of pregnant women in South Dakota.

8th Circuit Reconsiders Abortion Issue

A federal appeals court will sit en banc today to reconsider an injunction blocking a South Dakota abortion law from taking effect.

The 2005 law requires abortion providers to tell…

Sweet Music to Jim Morrison Fans: A Pardon?

Is it time to pardon Doors frontman Jim Morrison, famous for his music and infamous for his bad behavior?

Dave Diamond, a cable TV producer from Dayton, Ohio, thinks so.…

Study This, Mr. Principal: Student Wins Web Case

Placing a middle school student on probation for criticizing a school principal in expletive-laden language on a MySpace page violated her First Amendment right of free speech, the Indiana Court…

A Sixth Sense About Criminal Trials

A young litigator unites Justice Scalia and the court’s liberals over defendants’ rights

A Death Sentence Is Brought to Mind

Court examines mental illness and an inmate’s understanding of execution

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