On Monday, this writer showed up for jury duty, and so did US Attorney General Eric Holder. In cities such as Washington, where many people never respond to a jury summons, celebrities and the powerful can set a good example.
If we want corporations to maintain accountability for tragedies like the Gulf oil spill, we have to force them to do so through laws that are fully enforced and penalties higher than the economic benefits of thwarting the laws.
The DC Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Washington was within its rights to block a popular vote on same-sex marriage because the results could violate its human rights law. The city legalized gay marriage in March.
Gay marriage cannot be overturned by a ballot initiative, ruled the District of Columbia's highest court Thursday.
Gay marriage officially became legal in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Many same-sex couples embraced the opportunity to get married, but some opponents want to put gay marriage on the ballot through the District’s initiative process.
A Washington, D.C., judge ruled Thursday that the District can ban any referendums on gay marriage under the terms of the District's Human Rights Act. The decision, which will be appealed, is a victory for gay-rights groups.
There's never been a Hispanic on the high court though they're 15 percent of the US population.