Lynn Vincent

Lynn is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the best-selling author of 10 non-fiction books.

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Roberts unplugged

Supreme Court | Chief justice can be "tough as a three-dollar steak"
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 11/01/08, 12:00 am

After a Pennsylvania high court threw out a drug arrest on grounds that a police officer lacked enough evidence, and a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case, Chief Justice John Roberts "channeled his inner Mickey Spillane" (The Washington Post) in a stinging dissent:

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Prop 8 foes turn violent

Family | The heated battle over marriage in California has resulted in vandalism and even death threats
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 10/31/08, 12:00 am

On Wednesday, Jim Franklin dealt with death twice in one day. After presiding over a funeral, the senior pastor of 3,000-member Cornerstone Church in Fresno, Calif., was having a meal with the family of the deceased when his telephone rang.

The caller was Georgeanne White, chief of staff for Fresno Mayor Alan Autry.

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At 'the point of the spear'

Military | Are Americans ready for women registering for the military draft and being assigned close-combat roles?
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 10/27/08, 12:00 am

Barack Obama has consistently and very publicly staked out policy positions far to the left of the American public on such issues as taxes, abortion, and same-sex marriage. But one issue has slipped quietly under the radar: If elected president, the Illinois senator would require women to register for the military draft. As commander in chief, he would also consider assigning women to roles in close combat, also known as "the point of the spear."

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