Columbia County sheriff will request revision to pawn shop law

...I think this ordinance can be rewritten to address the sheriff's office concerns, and comply with recent U.S. Supreme Court case law and still respect the constitutional rights of business owners."

Decide on citizenship

Once the U.S. Supreme Court rules, the decision becomes a precedent for future decisions. In 1857 in the Dred Scott decision, no black of African descent...

Legal showdown looms over NCAA's ban on paying student-athletes

ATLANTA - Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can't form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they're professionals.

Civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75

...refused to let him take his seat because of his anti-war stance on Vietnam. The case went all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in his favor. Bond finally took office in 1967.Eleanor Holmes Norton was Bond's colleague on...

Constitutional convention sparking buzz, but odds still long

...assembly with an agenda that would include the balanced budget amendment, term limits for offices that include the U.S. Supreme Court and broad caps on congressional taxation authority.Alabama this year became the fourth state to approve it, and...

Even after 100 years, town debates what to do with memories of lynching

...Conley, a rare case of a black man's word used against a white defendant.Frank's lawyers appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a climate of anti-Semitism had resulted in an unfair trial. The court upheld the verdict, 7-2...

Community Health Centers provide safety net for gaps in public health care

...mandated and it was meant to keep states from dumping their Medicaid populations into the Marketplaces. When a U.S. Supreme Court ruling essentially made Medicaid expansion voluntary for states, and Georgia and many others refused to expand...

Federal judge orders South Carolina attorney general to pay legal costs for gay marriage case

...contended it would punish state prosecutors for doing their jobs ? defending the state constitution ? until the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 ruling for gay marriage in late June.Gergel wrote that fee awards are not about punishment but...

Christians' best tool is love

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.This decision has put many Christians in quite a predicament. Should...

Court decision foreshadows more problems

The U.S. Supreme Court has spoken on the issue: Can homosexual couples marry?The Constitution does not even mention marriage, let alone between gays...