Jun 13, 2013
When I first started teaching criminal law (decades ago), I spent weeks on the Fourth Amendment and the "zone of privacy." The big case was Katz v. United States, decided in 1967.
May 31, 2013
No one should pretend that dealing with leaks of highly sensitive and classified national security documents is easy. I remember hearing plenty of conservatives taking to the air waves to accuse The New York Times of nothing less than "treason" for publishing materials provided by WikiLeaks.
May 28, 2013
How can it be that with Washington simmering in scandals, with Republicans (not to mention talk-show hosts) using the "I" word (impeachment) with abandon, with calls to bring back Ken Starr (of Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky fame), President Obama's job approval rating is holding steady.
May 10, 2013
My daughter was born on Mother's Day, 23 years ago. It was the happiest day of my life — matched only, almost three years later, by the birth of my son. I had never felt such love before. Hooray for Hallmark.
May 8, 2013
The report from the Arlington, Va., Police Department is, on its face, hardly newsworthy. "SEXUAL BATTERY, 05/05/13, 500 block of S. 23rd Street.
May 1, 2013
It is almost unbelievable that this is a first. But it is. Jason Collins is the first male athlete playing in a major sport to "come out." Yes — the first in any of the five major leagues.
Apr 26, 2013
Thursday was a critical day in our democracy. Five presidents of the United States gathered in Houston for the dedication of the George W. Bush library. One was his father, 89 years old and in a wheelchair. The other three were men of the opposite political party.
Apr 24, 2013
Sometimes a picture speaks volumes. Sometimes it's outright deceptive. The picture of "Bomber No. 2" didn't look a bit like a mass murderer. A sweet-faced college kid, the former lifeguard, the nice young man described by classmates and friends. It couldn't be.