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Biden to head gun control commission

Law
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/19/12, 01:30 pm

President Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head a commission that will make recommendations on new gun control laws by January.

During a news conference to announce the commission, the president promised to push forward the group’s recommendations without delay.

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The organization man

Law | John Roberts is a product of esteemed institutions, and his attachment to the 'institution' of the Supreme Court may explain his controversial healthcare ruling
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/13/12, 04:21 am

WASHINGTON-In the summer of 2005, when the Senate was considering John Roberts' nomination to the Supreme Court, the Democrats were mainly the ones concerned about his lack of judicial record. Roberts had spent his career lawyering for Republican administrations and at private firms, but his judicial philosophy was a big gray blob.

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The Justice Department's identity problem

Law
by Cal Thomas
Posted 12/29/11, 03:36 pm

Is there, or should there ever be, a point when a state is no longer penalized for its discriminatory past?

Not according to the Department of Justice, which last Friday rejected a South Carolina law that would have required voters show a valid photo ID before casting their ballots.

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