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ReutersBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has authority to try to speed up the process for installing wireless communications towers when local governments...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has affirmed the authority of federal regulators to try to speed local government decisions on proposals to build or expand cell phone towers. The court voted 6-3 Monday to uphold an appeals court ruling in favor...
At his confirmation hearings for the position of chief justice of the United States, John G. Roberts Jr. parried skeptics with a reassuring metaphor: "Judges are like umpires," he memorably testified. "Umpires don't make the rules, they apply them. The...
NEW YORK — If someone told you of a barnstorming TV host who interviewed people around the country about a given subject, you'd say it sounds like a lot of the road-trip reality series that have proliferated on cable TV. But what if that host...
For those who oppose commonsense gun safety legislation - including background checks and magazine limits - claiming it threatens their Second Amendment rights, I say gun rights come with responsibilities to protect citizens’ safety. Even...
Re "Experts defend gay parenting," April 6 With more than 40 years of experience in education as a teacher, school director, principal and headmaster, I find Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's concern that the children of same-sex couples may suffer...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Social Issues, Iran
WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court made it clear Monday that enforcing immigration laws was reserved for the federal government, not the states. By an 8-1 vote, the justices rejected a request from Alabama to revive part of a 2011 law designed to drive...
Reuters(Ari Melber is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Ari Melber April 22 (Reuters) - Three major legal questions are now swirling around the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Since his dramatic capture Friday night, the public...
Tags: Trials, Government, Prosecution, Justice and Rights, U.S. Senate
SACRAMENTO — "Living in parallel universes," is how Senate leader Darrell Steinberg describes it. Gun control and gun rights advocates "talking past each other." Emanating from different cultures, incapable of agreeing on how to make us all...
Tags: Marty Block, Mark Leno, Kevin de Leon, Loni Hancock, U.S. Senate
Re "Scalia's poison pen," Opinion, April 14 Bigoted as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's views on homosexuality seem, he makes a valid legal point by intimating that equal protection claims asserted to support gay marriage similarly support...
Despite the mounting casualties of gun violence and a brutal massacre that left 20 children dead in Newtown, Conn., the Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a bipartisan compromise to widen background checks for potential purchasers of guns as well as...
WASHINGTON— U.S. courts will not be the world forum for lawsuits brought by victims of human rights abuses abroad who seek damages from multinational corporations or deposed tyrants, the Supreme Court declared Wednesday. In a decision welcomed...
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