A Supreme Court ruling regarding FCC indecency rules for broadcast TV calls for less vague standards but seems to back the public interest in safeguarding children from vulgarities and nudity on public airwaves. It will now be up to the FCC to provide a clear set of standards regarding what is to be labeled acceptable or […]
High Court to Hear Case on Violent Video Games Supreme Case Agreed to Hear Case on Violent Video Games Taking up a new First Amendment test of disturbing images, the Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear California’s appeal of a decision that struck down a state law prohibiting the sale or rental of violent video […]
With the Boston skyline a sparkling backdrop framed in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s enormous windows, 13 of Kennedy’s closest friends, colleagues and family members shared their favorite personal, poignant and sometimes bawdy memories of Rose and Joseph’s youngest son, Edward M. Kennedy.
Their families were longtime friends, and she had once interned in the mailroom of his Senate office.
Michigan’s Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday allowing lower state courts to "exercise reasonable control" over the appearance of witnesses and parties, a rule change proposed after a Muslim woman refused to remove an Islamic garment in a small claims court. The order allows courts “reasonable control over the appearance of parties and witnesses” so as to “ensure that the demeanor of such persons may be observed and assessed by the fact-finder and ensure the accurate identification of such person.” The order, which amends a rule of the Michigan Rules of Evidence, is effective September 1. The amendment was prompted by a 2006 small claims case in Michigan filed by Ginnah Muhammad, who wore a niqab — a garment that covers the entire face and head, except for the eyes — to court, the order said
A delegation of foreign ministers led by the Organization of American States’ secretary-general arrived Monday in Honduras in an effort to restore ousted President Jose Manuel Zelaya to office. The delegation represents seven countries, including Canada, Mexico and Argentina. The organization has demanded that Zelaya, who was ousted June 28 in a military-led coup, be allowed to return to Honduras and resume his presidency
The man who founded and ran the online sports gambling operation BetOnSports pleaded guilty and agreed to forfeit more than $43 million in proceeds, prosecutors announced Friday. Now, I know that’s a strong opening statement, but consider this: The government decides where your kids go to school; what curriculum they’ll study; and even develops long-term educational plans just like the Communists devised five-year plans.
An Australian high court ruled Friday that a quadriplegic man has the right to refuse food and water and can be allowed to die, a rare legal finding that some see as a major victory for right-to-die campaigners. The ruling means that the nursing facility in which Christian Rossiter has lived since November 2008 cannot be held criminally liable for allowing the patient to die, the Supreme Court of Western Australia said.
Impairing Education American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch Aug.
In a country built on a system of checks and balances, it’s intriguing to have an award that allows the President to reveal some personal preferences. Since February 1963, when John F