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High court hears a case of mistaken (political) identity

High court hears a case of mistaken (political) identity

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court last month heard the case of a police detective demoted for what could be called political in-activism. His offense? Picking up a…

Should Native-American courts have jurisdiction over non-tribe members?

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A U.S. Supreme Court case about Native American tribal jurisdiction could redefine the way tribe members bring civil suits against non-tribe members. The case…

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

By Mary Reichard
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Religion | Churches are dealing with new legal challenges following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Pastors fear they’ll…

Supreme Court deciding the boundary lines of affirmative action

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | Last week marked the second time the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Abigail Fisher, a white student denied admission to the University of Texas at…

Supreme Court considers ‘one person, one vote’ case

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | You’d think the government would have this figured out by now. The law says each state legislative district must have roughly the same population as all the…

Donald Trump claims self-funded campaign sets him apart

By Kent Covington & Mary Reichard
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Campaign 2016 | The staff of The World and Everything in It has profiled 22 possible 2016 presidential candidates in its “White House Wednesday” series. Now they take a look

The campus threat to free speech

By Mary Reichard
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Free Speech | Before a University of Missouri communications professor summoned “muscle” to help shut down a student reporter at a protest, a Yale University student…

Supreme Court hears immigrant deportation case

By Mary Reichard
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Immigration | Jorge Luna Torres moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was 9 years old and has been a lawful permanent resident for three decades.

Man vs. the internet at the Supreme Court

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | When Thomas Robins looked himself up on the people search site Spokeo, he was surprised to see he had a graduate degree, was married with children, and was…

The Supreme Court and the case of an all-white jury

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | The state of Georgia last week defended the death sentence of an African-American man convicted in 1987 by an all-white jury. The man’s lawyer claims the…

Free speech becomes more costly on college campuses

By Mary Reichard
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Free Speech | Academic inquiry needs open minds and open ears. So why do open mouths prompt college campus authorities to shut them with speech restrictions?  Feminist…

Regulators, utilities spar over paying customers to conserve energy

Regulators, utilities spar over paying customers to conserve energy

By Mary Reichard
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Energy | Among the 10 cases heard at the U.S. Supreme Court so far this term, one case about the market for electricity tackles the question of which government…

 
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