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Man vs. the internet at the Supreme Court

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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

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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

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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

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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…

High court hears death penalty and sentencing guideline cases

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Supreme Court | The U.S. Supreme Court justices, divided on what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, recently heard oral arguments in cases about the death penalty and…

Supreme Court hears death penalty case in horrific Kansas killings

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Supreme Court | Fifteen years after two brothers terrorized the community of Wichita, Kan., in a gruesome crime spree, their death penalty case has made it to the Supreme…

Immigration policy gridlock allows sanctuary cities to persist

By Mary Reichard
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Immigration | The legality of so-called sanctuary cities became a top concern in the nation with the killing this summer of a 32-year-old woman named Kate Steinle. A…

A few states are protecting religious freedom

By Mary Reichard
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Religious Liberty | Two state legislatures are trying to bring some order to the legal chaos created when the U.S. Supreme Court imposed a new marriage definition on all 50…

Demolishing homes, churches for the ‘public good’

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Courts | Houston’s Fifth Ward, once known as the Bloody Nickel, is a community plagued by crime, drugs, and violence. It’s also home to two churches that work to…

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

Churches and taxation: An old tradition draws new opponents

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Religious Liberty | The genesis of property tax exemption for churches goes back to the book of Exodus. During the time of the Old Testament, the Egyptians exempted their…

Four important religious liberty cases on trial

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Religious Liberty | Several religious liberty cases are making their way through the legal system, many arising from decisions the U.S. Supreme Court has made. While some, like…

A legal history of exposés: From sausage-making to abortion

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Abortion | Later this week, a judge will hear arguments in a case against pro-life journalists brought by StemExpress, the company that until Friday contracted with…

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