Edward R. Korman

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  • **FILE** One of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter Locomotive makes a demonstration run during unveiling ceremonies at the Siemens Rails Systems factory in Sacramento, Calif., on May 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Traveler alert: Judge says U.S. border guards can search laptops without cause

    Tourists crossing the U.S. border beware: A U.S. District Court judge just ruled that it's perfectly within the confines of the Constitution for guards to search through and copy laptop computer files belonging to travelers — even without suspicion of wrongdoing.


  • The high-tech X-ray machine used by Customs and Border Inspection agents in the Agriculture Inspection Area color-codes organic (orange), plastic (green) and metal (blue) items for easier identification. Here an officer looks at bags on the screen on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at Washington Dulles International Airport. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Expanding government snoopery

    A nosy neighbor, gossip or voyeur looking for a job can look beyond a career at the National Security Agency. The federal government offers a wealth of opportunities for reading other people's mail. We've come a long way from the other extreme of foolishness, when a Cabinet officer once shut down a code-breaking program because "gentlemen don't read each other's mail."


  • Surrendering to politics on the morning-after pill

    Late Monday evening, the Justice Department announced that it would withdraw its appeal of a ruling by federal Judge Edward Korman of the Eastern District of New York mandating universal, over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill. The drug will be made available to girls of any age.


  • Illustration: Abortion by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    HIGGINS: Surrendering to politics on the morning-after pill

    Late Monday evening, the Justice Department announced that it would withdraw its appeal of a ruling by federal Judge Edward Korman of the Eastern District of New York mandating universal, over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill.


  • **FILE** Teva Women's Health packaging for Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the "morning-after pill" (Associated Press)

    Obama administration drops its appeal of Plan B ruling, will widen access to drug

    President Obama still harbors deep reservations about letting young girls buy the morning-after pill without a prescription, even though his administration has decided against fighting a court order that forces it to do just that, his spokesman said Tuesday.


  • **FILE** Pharmacist Simon Gorelikov holds a generic emergency contraceptive at the Health First Pharmacy in Boston on May 2, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Obama administration asks court to block birth control order

    The Obama administration on Monday asked an appeals panel to delay the enforcement of a federal judge's stern order to make emergency contraception available to women of all ages without a prescription.


  • **FILE** Teva Women's Health packaging for Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the "morning-after pill" (Associated Press)

    Judge slaps Obama administration again over birth control restrictions

    A federal judge in New York rebuked the Obama administration on Friday and said the federal government will not get a reprieve from his order to make a form of emergency contraception available to all ages without a prescription.


  • **FILE** Teva Women's Health packaging for Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the "morning-after pill" (Associated Press)

    N.Y. judge wants contraception ruling enforced, says Obama's playing politics

    A federal judge on Thursday said the Obama administration is playing politics with his decision to make emergency contraception available to all ages without a prescription, according to attorneys who were in the courtroom.


  • **FILE** Teva Women's Health packaging for Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel) tablet, one of the brands known as the "morning-after pill" (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Shelving Plan B

    The Justice Department decided Wednesday to appeal a federal judge's order authorizing over-the-counter sales of the Plan B morning-after abortion pill without any age restrictions. It's a right decision, if for the wrong reason.


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