The Justice Department announced a grand jury indictment yesterday against Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., on charges of lying to federal investigators and concealing the source of illegal campaign contributions. Ho-hum. Another corrupt politician getting caught. On to the next one. Except that the details of Fortenberry’s case provide lessons for the rest of us. It shouldn’t be…

After a federal district court upheld the University of Minnesota’s decision to move guest speaker Ben Shapiro from an on-campus to an off-campus venue because she found that school had legitimate safety concerns, the Eighth Circuit dismissed conservative student groups’ appeal, ruling that their constitutional claims were moot after the school replaced the challenged campus events policy. Read both opinions and thousands more with a free…

If you’re a news junkie, a couple of recent items may have left you asking yourself, “What the heck is a godparent, anyway?” First are the recent revelations about the insistence of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, to keep secret the identities of their two young children’s godparents. Harry’s brother, Prince…

The U.S. House Select Committee is just starting to dive into its investigation of what happened on Jan. 6, when a mob of angry Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building. The committee is probing what Trump and others close to him knew about the rioters’ plans that day. So far, people in Trump’s…

Now that most U.S. states have legalized medical uses for marijuana and 19 allow recreational use, questions are arising about whether workers’ compensation systems should cover medical marijuana costs. Minnesota became the most recent state to weigh in with an answer on Oct. 13, when the state’s supreme court ruled that the state’s workers’ comp system does…

College athletes in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee who do not wish to vaccinate against COVID-19 for religious or medical reasons can take a victory lap this week. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the First Amendment rights of student-athletes at Western Michigan University were “likely violated” by the school’s COVID-19 vaccine…

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