Octogenarian Who Killed Pregnant Burglar No Hero

Pregnant Burglar Shot

Jasmyne Cannick: This is not a case of self-defense or standing your ground. It’s a case of a man who was upset about being attacked and robbed in his own home and decided to dole out some vigilante justice–the lethal kind.

Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

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Norman Solomon: When a drone or cruise missile implements an assumed right to snuff out a life, without a semblance of due process, the presidential emulation of divine intervention is implicit.

Will Oscar Pistorius Get Off?

Oscar Pistorius Verdict Prediction

Lisa Bloom: Circumstantial evidence is sufficient and, in fact, is normally the only evidence the state has in a murder trial. Even if the panel tends toward leniency…

Defending Our Right to Take Pictures in Public

Take Pictures in Public

Julia Harumi Mass: If “acting suspiciously” or being somewhere someone thinks you don’t “belong” is enough to put people into federal counter-terrorism databases, it’s no wonder the databases are full of irrelevant information

Hobby Lobby’s Silver Linings

Hobby Lobby Ruling

Tom Hall: For all the fears that Hobby Lobby will open the door to new claims by people who want to use religious excuses to discriminate, it appears equally clear that the decision writes finality to arguments about marriage equality.

Fantasy Or Forecast? A Progressive Supreme Court Agenda

Progressive Supreme Court

Peter Dreier: Best-case scenario: A Democrat becomes president in 2016, the Democrats keep control of the Senate, and Scalia and/or Kennedy are so enfeebled by then that they have to quit. At that point, a Democratic president can replace one or both with a liberal justice.

Playing Church in the Corporate Boardroom

hobby lobby supreme court decision

Peter Laarman: In this Hobby Lobby ruling, the fundamental distinction and separation between a commercial enterprise and a specifically religious or “ecclesiastical” corporation has been fatally breached.

“Guns Everywhere” Law Takes Effect Today in Georgia

Guns Everywhere Law

Larry Wine: ‘Member how nekkid evvahbuddy wuz feelin’ in church, wearing jez them slacks an’ shooz an’ a buttonup shart an’ TAAH?

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