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Steve ChapmanThe sole dissenter in yesterday's Supreme Court decision upholding the right of Westboro Baptist Church members to protest near military funerals was Justice Samuel Alito. He insisted that Maryland's laws regulating such demonstrations confirms that...
As Congress revisits federal education policy, gay rights activists are pressing for the enactment of the Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2013, which would prohibit harassment of students in public schools “on the basis of actual or perceived...
Modern DNA analysis has been a godsend to the criminal justice system. By making it possible to identify individuals who leave behind biological material at crime scenes, it allows police and prosecutors to accurately implicate the guilty, particularly in...
The Hartford CourantLast week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, notwithstanding the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and searches without a warrant based on probable cause, states can require that a DNA sample be taken from those arrested for...
The Supreme Court's decision today to uphold Maryland's law allowing the collection of DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes upholds the interests of justice, the Constitution and common sense. Concerns that the DNA samples could violate...
— The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for police around the country to take DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes, a major step toward expanding a national database that will match new suspects to evidence from old crime...
The Baltimore SunA divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police in Maryland and elsewhere can continue the warrantless collection of DNA from people arrested — but not convicted — of serious crimes. The 5-4 decision upheld a state law that allows...
WASHINGTON -- The police may take a DNA sample from people arrested for serious crimes, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a major victory for law enforcement and crime victims. The 5-4 decision is likely to make the taking of DNA samples as common as...
The Supreme Court has yet to decide this year's attention-grabbing cases on same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act. But last week, a divided court decided Arlington v. FCC, an important victory for Barack Obama's administration...
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Barack Obama has not been a perfect president. Millions are still suffering from a weak economy, vitally important issues like climate change and immigration remain all but unaddressed, and most disappointingly, the promise of a new politics to move us...
Sometimes our elected officials operate on such a high intellectual plane that their message can get lost. Take, for example, the debate over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law in the wake of theU.S. Supreme Court's declaration that the...
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