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Ninth life?

By Thomas Jipping
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National | SAYING THE CASE OFFERED THE "RAW MATERIAL from which legal fiction is forged," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit this month affirmed the…

Weapon of war

By Thomas Jipping
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National | IN A NEW BOOK, FORMER SOLICITOR GENERAL AND federal judge Robert Bork shows how judges have expanded their power at the expense of legislatures, not just in…

Legal Briefs

By Thomas Jipping
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National | A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that the state may force abortionists to give patients information favoring childbirth over abortion. The state may not,

Obstruction

By Thomas Jipping
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The war over judges: the soldiers, the terrain, and the enemies

Bullied after recess

By Thomas Jipping
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National | THE SENATE THIS WEEK RETURNS from its August recess, but as far as federal-court nominees are concerned, senators might just as well have stayed on vacation.

Second, third, fourth parents

By Thomas Jipping
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National | Insisting that "the adoption statutes are to be construed liberally," the California Supreme Court last month used a decades-old rule meant to support the…

fine print: What the lawyers will argue about

By Thomas Jipping
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National | The extraordinary Supreme Court review of the McCain-Feingold campaign-regulation law, actually, is a consolidation of 12 separate cases. The court will…

Around the horn

By Thomas Jipping
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National | Sometimes it takes a lot for track and field to grab the spotlight. American sprinter Jon Drummond sure found a way. After being disqualified on a false start…

Legal Briefs

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National | The full U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals will not reconsider an April decision by a three-judge panel striking down the Virginia Military Institute's…

Racial resolution

By Thomas Jipping
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National | Increasing numbers of Americans defy racial categories, but the American Bar Association wants the government to keep trying to count us by race. At its 2003…

Legal briefs

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National | The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld a Kentucky law designed to prevent ambulance-chasing. The law restricts access to police accident reports…

Kuhl's corner

By Thomas Jipping
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National | Opposition to President Bush's appeals-court nominations is causing some unexpected rifts. Mr. Bush nominated Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carolyn Kuhl to…

 
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