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If the Republicans don't stop concentrating their energies and salvos on a lame-duck president, as well as feudin', fussin' and fightin' among themselves, they may wish, at a minimum, to review the history of the Whigs, their predecessor party.
EDITOR'S NOTE _ Phoenix Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette adopted Twitter reluctantly but has now become an unlikely star on the social media network. In keeping with Twitter style, this story about Bissonnette's online personality is broken up into lines of 140 characters or less. Sections written by sports writer John Marshall are preceded by his Twitter handle (jmarshallap). Quotes from other sources are preceded by the handle or name of the person being quoted and set off by quotation marks. Actual tweets are clearly noted when they appear in the story.
Drew Peterson's defense lawyers called an ethics teacher and even trial spectator to the stand during an offbeat hearing Tuesday as they sought to persuade a judge to grant the former suburban Chicago police officer a new murder trial.
Acase now before the U.S. Supreme Court could clarify a 200-year-old mistake by the great Chief Justice John Marshall.
I have a headache. I imagine you do too, if you have been trying to interpret the legalese employed by those sages who have pronounced on Thursday's Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. I would rather read the lyrics of a thousand rap composers than the anfractuous language of one legal sage.
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street
It has been nearly 200 years since Chief Justice John Marshall struck down a Maryland tax with the observation, "The power to tax involves the power to destroy." Many things have changed since 1819, but that truth is not one of them.
A mixture of politics, equestrian pursuits, architecture, art and spectacular gardens make Ashleigh, a 98-acre estate in Delaplane, Va., one of the most unusual properties to come on the market in years.
I don't know which was more embarrassing: Barack Obama trying to bully the Supreme Court - again - or The Washington Post trying to clean up after him.
The legal battle between the State Department and Iranian dissidents fighting to be removed from the U.S. terrorist list evolved this week into a brief lecture on one of the most famous Supreme Court cases, which established a fundamental constitutional principle more than 200 years ago.
Three weeks ago, Mark Rypien admitted something was wrong.
With the real unemployment rate probably well above 10 percent, we have to, as President Kennedy said, "get America moving again." When I visited Occupy Wall Street, I felt the frustration of young people who wanted to work but couldn't get an interview, much less a job. What's even more frustrating is that when I visit business owners and employers, I meet people who want to hire, but can't.
Can a mundane defense authorization law create an Obama dictatorship? Many people on the political right and left have been alarmed by language in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that they argue authorizes the president to use military force to capture, detain, torture and kill Americans at home and abroad. The furor centers on Sections 1021 and 1022 of the law, which deal with detaining terrorist suspects. Specifically at issue is to what extent the law allows the government to treat American citizens like enemies of the state.
On Sept. 16, at a ceremony involving some fanfare, President Obama signed the ironically-styled America Invents Act into law. While posed as an effort to "modernize" U.S. patent law by "harmonizing it with the rest of the world," the bill actually represents an effort by multinational and foreign corporations to crush America's vital culture of independent inventors.
First responders and others who say they became ill after working at ground zero voiced anger and disappointment at a town hall meeting in New York on Wednesday night about a $2.8 billion federal fund for them.
he said, raises the danger that lawyers will act in their own business interest rather than in their client's legal interest.
As Chief Justice John Marshall said: "A pardon is an act of grace, proceeding from the power entrusted with the execution of the laws."