Legislation

The fight of her life

Law | Terri Schiavo's family continues the battle as her court-ordered death date looms
by Lynn Vincent
Posted 3/19/05, 12:00 am

Wearing crisp slacks and suit jackets, Bob Schindler Jr. and his sister, Suzanne Vitadamo, stormed Capitol Hill on March 8, looking an awful lot like lobbyists. In the last-ditch effort to save their older sister Terri Schiavo, they had to act like lobbyists too. Dividing up the chambers of Congress, Bob took the Senate and Suzanne took the House.

Read more

Squeezed Lemon

Law | Is the high court warming to religious displays by government?
by Priya Abraham
Posted 3/12/05, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pedestrians tramping by the Supreme Court on March 2 knew some contentious cases were lined up that morning from the demonstrators outside. By 9 a.m. Americans United for the Separation of Church and State were in full throttle, giving little heed to the few Christians who showed up. Three hours later, however, they had mostly given way to prayer groups.

Read more

Off-base attack

Law | Pentagon-ACLU clash disguises ploy to throw Boy Scouts to the boneyard
by John Dawson
Posted 12/11/04, 12:00 am

As usual, Cub Scout Pack 301 met at North Carolina's Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station on Thursday before Thanksgiving. Cubmaster Sean Moore saw the chaos brought about by a large gathering of elementary-aged boys. The American Civil Liberties Union saw a constitutional violation.

Read more