Dispatches from the Creation Wars

James Hanley

The Supreme Court Friday granted certiorari to a school district in the case of a 13 year old girl who was strip-searched by school officials looking for contraband ibuprofen. The school has a zero-tolerance policy on all medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription, without prior written permission. The girl was stripped after another student was caught…

More Wackiness from WND

In Ed’s absence, somebody had to take over the unenviable task of reading the World Net Daily for y’all. And I laughed my ass off over this one. Report: Ice Age to blast Earth Glacial era predicted to freeze planet for next 100,000 years Wait, wait, that’s not the wacky part. Here’s the wacky part:…

In the latest dog-bites-man news story, the Supreme Court has rejected Phil Berg’s Berg v. Obama lawsuit, which contends that Obama is constitutionally unqualified to be president because he is not a natural born U.S. citizen. (The order, 08-570, can be read here.) Berg is “disappointed,” but he’s not through yet.

This case will probably never be a staple of the law texts, but it’s substantively important and, I believe, correctly decided. The case is Chambers v. United States. From the syllabus of the opinion. The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) imposes a 15-year mandatory prison term on a felon unlawfully in possession of a firearm…

President-Elect Barack Obama has sent a pretty clear signal that Bush administration officials are in the clear, saying on ABC’s Meet the Press; I don’t believe that anybody is above the law. On the other hand I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards. Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t…