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Spouses have gotten each other in trouble since Eve gave Adam that first bite of the apple; it still continues today with consequences as far reaching as the United States Constitution. When angry Janet led police to her unsuspecting husband Scott's drug stash, courts were forced to reconsider how they define one section of the Bill of Rights. The ensuing case, Georgia v. Randolph, set to be heard this fall by the U.S. Supreme Court, will decide whether one half of a married couple can waive the other's Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches. more...

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Over the past several weeks, the Supreme Court has issued rulings on many high-profile cases, handing down decisions concerning hot-button issues like the death penalty and stem cell research. But instead of gaining respect for performing their constitutional duty, justices are being lambasted as activists. They are being accused of "legislating from the bench." What is the truth? more...

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Is "get off my property" the same as "get outta my country?" One police chief in New Hampshire sure seems to think so. He has charged an illegal immigrant with criminal trespassing; hoping Washington and Immigration Services will get the message. more...

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In a rare unanimous decision, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Arthur-Andersen Accounting for destroying documents related to their client Enron in the early days of the scandal. The ruling, issued May 31, said that the jury instructions in the June 2002 trial failed to convey that conviction requires "consciousness of wrongdoing," according to the law. more...

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When Kentucky teenager, Jacqueline Duty, tried to attend her senior prom in a dress styled to look like a confederate flag, school officials stopped her at the door. Duty has since responded by claiming that her right to free speech was violated. Based on her case and ones like it, will the south rise or fall? more...

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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is being impeached. How does the impeachment process work? more...

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How scandal and corruption led self-proclaimed reformer and "people's politician" Rod Blagojevich to be the first impeached Governor in Illinois history. more...

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Whether medical records are computerized, online, or simply on paper, there is always an element of human error and the danger of misappropriation. So, just how private are your medical records? more...

- Privacy

April 15, 2008: Tax Day. July 4, 2008: Independence Day. October 1, 2008: New Citizenship Exam Day! What is it? Are you ready for it? more...

- Immigration

Listening or using an electronic device while crossing a street is now officially a major safety concern approaching epidemic proportions in our country. Really? Well, according to Senator Carl Kruger, the situation has become so critical that only a new law restricting iPOD and other electronic devices, including the ubiquitous and much-beloved Blackberry, can solve the fatalities occurring between driver and the pedestrian user of such devices. And, though the Senator says his objective is not punitive in nature, a violator could face a stiff$100 fine, and would have to appear in court. Sounds rather criminal to us. more...

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