October 2, 2012 |
A state judge has blocked Pennsylvania's new photo ID requirement from being enforced in the November election, ruling state officials failed to assure that all the eligible and registered voters would have the needed identification. The decision did not strike down the photo ID law, but puts it on hold until the next election. However, state officials can appeal to the state Supreme Court. The ruling is a victory for civil rights advocates who said the newly required photo ID could prevent tens of thousands of older and minority voters from casting a ballot this year. While the vast majority of Pennsylvanians can use their drivers license as a valid identification, several hundred thousand registered voters who do not drive did not have an acceptable ID card under the terms of the state's strict law. “We are very glad voters will not be turned away from the polls this November if they do not have an ID,” said Advancement Project Co-Director Judith Browne Dianis.
September 23, 2013 |
Adam "Pacman" Jones is in trouble with the law again. The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback was cited for disorderly conduct early Monday morning by the Ohio State Patrol, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report. Jones has had at least four separate run-ins with Cincinnati authorities since October 2010, and at least seven other arrests since entering the NFL as a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2005. According to WCPO in Cincinnati, in the latest incident, Jones was cited after a Dodge Durango he was a passenger in was pulled over on State Route 145. The report said the driver, Tishana F. Holmes, 33, was pulled over for driving 60 in a 45-mph zone, refused a field sobriety test, and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
April 30, 2010 |
Attorneys on Thursday filed the first lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to lack proper immigration papers and requires local police to determine whether people are in the country legally. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders sued in U.S. District Court, arguing that the law is an unconstitutional intrusion into the federal government's ability to regulate immigration and that it would lead to racial profiling.
October 28, 2013 |
A federal judge is expected to rule Monday on the constitutionality of a controversial Texas abortion law set to take effect Tuesday. Last week, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel heard three days of testimony and oral arguments in Austin about the law, which opponents sued to block after its passage this past summer . The law would limit medication-induced abortions and require doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals to perform abortions,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2010 |
About the only thing Dr. Philip Schwarzman can be sure of under the national healthcare overhaul is that he is adding his daughters, ages 23 and 25, to his health plan immediately. Much less clear to Schwarzman is how the sweeping law will affect the emergency department at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he is medical director. "It's incredibly complicated," said the white-haired physician, whose department sees 50,000 patients a year. "It's hard to predict what's going to happen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1997 |
What happens when the teaching of the Bible--to feed the hungry and house the homeless--clashes with the laws of modern government, which sometimes prohibit those acts, as happened with the Rev. Wiley S. Drake in Buena Park? The Times Orange County asked local pastors to discuss the dilemma of following both the laws of God and man. The Rev. Norbert Oesch, 57, pastor, St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000
Re "Unofficially He's a Good Citizen; Legally He's Out," Dec. 17: Columnist Dana Parsons doesn't seem to understand the reasons why we should obey the law. Yes, Walter Hernandez was a good citizen. So was Sara Jane Olson. But they were both breaking the law. It is true that Hernandez didn't try to blow up any police patrol cars, but he was breaking the law. He should not have done so. Now he will get a new chance. Most illegal immigrants are good "citizens" who don't do anything more than work and go to school.
March 19, 2012 |
A century-old law allowing up to 15-year prison sentences for those offending Thailand'sKing Bhumibol Adulyadej has sparked controversy and calls for change as its use has increased. Many who support the lese-majeste statute say it is necessary to uphold the dignity of a king they portray as enlightened and selfless, transcending raucous, corruption-prone Thai politics. Others say the 1908 law meaning "injured majesty," with ancient roots that made it a crime to offend a reigning monarch, undercuts free expression and has no place in modern times.
December 6, 1992
"A Question of Conviction" was frightening. As a longtime supporter of capital punishment, I could have found it easy to change my position. Perhaps a law should be enacted to provide that anyone whose actions--or lack of action--result in the conviction and execution of a person who turns out to have been innocent be subject to similar execution. WARREN F. JONES Glendale