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  • Kadner: Plan B in Springfield needs to be a miracle

    Kadner: Plan B in Springfield needs to be a miracle
    So what happens if the Illinois Supreme Court strikes down the pension reform deal passed by the legislature? Is there a Plan B? “Not that I’m aware of,” said Steve Brown, spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago. “...
  • Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship

    Court ruled in favor of liberty and against censorship
    Phil Latzman, in his Jan. 21 column "Should Out-of-State Rich Guys Decide Our Elections?" castigates the Supreme Court for its Citizens United decision. As so often happens with such criticism, there is no discussion of the underlying case. Citizens...
  • Representation not equal for all [Letter]

    I don't usually agree with statements made by Commissioner Richard Rothschild, but I do agree with his comments that the Supreme Court's decision in Reynolds v. Sims (1964) damaged the functioning of a bicameral legislature by allowing increased urban...
  • If judges can't join the Boy Scouts, what about the Mormon Church?

    To the editor: California's Supreme Court unanimously decreed that state judges will no longer be allowed to affiliate with the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization's discrimination against gay and lesbian adults in leadership roles. ("...
  • Supreme Court vacancies stir debate over replacements

    Supreme Court vacancies stir debate over replacements
    Nearly a year before voters choose new justices to join the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a debate has emerged in legal and political circles over the wisdom and necessity of temporarily filling the court's two empty seats. Gov. Tom Wolf has the authority...
  • Community Digest

    Women's Bar Association The Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Women's Bar Association will hold a "Meet and Greet" cocktail hour Feb. 5 with Judge Cathy Vitale, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court; Judge Laura Robinson, Anne Arundel County District Court;...
  • Prophet Muhammad's image at Supreme Court shows taboos aren't eternal

    WASHINGTON Among ancient lawmakers including Moses, Solomon and Charlemagne featured in a marble frieze on the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. stands the Prophet Muhammad, dressed in long robes and carrying a sword. His inclusion caused a...
  • Improper race and religion references in Adnan Syed trial

    Improper race and religion references in Adnan Syed trial
    The trial that culminated in the 2000 conviction of Adnan Syed has been a hotly debated subject in recent weeks, largely because of the popular "Serial" podcast that examined the case. That debate will no doubt intensify in light of a brief that Mr. Syed'...
  • FBI: Man calling himself 'Scrooge mcDuck' used Twitter to lure Michigan girl

    FBI: Man calling himself 'Scrooge mcDuck' used Twitter to lure Michigan girl
    A Zion man drove a 15-year-old girl from Michigan to Illinois and assaulted her after he met her through Twitter using the name “Scrooge mcDuck,” according to federal court documents. After arriving in Illinois, Octaveous Melvin Gordon, 24,...
  • Man who made Facebook postings about mass murder wins appeal

    Man who made Facebook postings about mass murder wins appeal
    An appeals court threw out the harassment conviction Wednesday of an Iowa man who posted disturbing messages and photos about mass murder on Facebook. Jonathan Elphic of Hampton didn't admit to facts that supported his February 2014 guilty plea to...
  • Huckabee and Lincoln agree, and they're both wrong

    Huckabee and Lincoln agree, and they're both wrong
    Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Fox News commentator who’s thinking of running for president in 2016, is no Abraham Lincoln. But recent comments for which Huckabee is being ridiculed could have come from the mouth of the Great...
  • In lethal injection case, high court has a chance to take a bold step

    In lethal injection case, high court has a chance to take a bold step
    In the effort to find less gruesome ways to execute condemned prisoners, more than two dozen states — including California — adopted a lethal injection protocol developed by Oklahoma in the late 1970s in which the prisoner is rendered...