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Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 10:04 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court was extremely busy this term, or so it seemed.  The court made big news with decisions upholding Obamacare and same-sex marriage.However, this past month the court also unleashed a flurry of less high-profile decisions focusing on the rights of those accused or convicted of a crime. Those decisions dealt with the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Eighth Amendment and mandatory minimum sentencing.The case generating the most...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the Fourth.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 12:55 PM

“Unacceptable,” is how President François Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National...

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Don Landgren cartoon about Puerto Rican debt.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Last week was filled with overwhelming displays of faith.

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 2:27 PM

It's a little unusual at our house to have two family gatherings scheduled in two days, but that's what happened on a recent weekend.My youngest sister arrived late Friday afternoon, bringing bedding plants she had stopped to purchase...

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

I hate to say this because my brother Bill is in the sign business, but I’ve come to believe there are just too many signs in our lives. Let’s take a little trip down the road and see what messages may be out there competing for our...

Updated Jun 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

I’m sorry. But of all the things I fear in this world, being perceived as rude has never topped the list.

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 12:16 PM

You can learn a lot about a person by which cheap sticky defacements they attach to their vehicles. Some bumper stickers are preachy. Some are funny. But my favorite are always the political bumper stickers.

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Confrontation plays a significant role in every criminal trial. Not the yelling, threatening, finger-pointing conduct we have grown accustomed to when we hear the word confrontation. The Sixth Amendment provides that an accused has the right to...

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 9:39 AM

The intense conflict between the European Union (EU) led by Germany and heavily indebted Greece continues. On June 22, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proposed concessions involving more taxes. On June 25, Greece’s government rejected...

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