An unnamed airman in the United States Air Force wants to continue to serve his country. Yet, the Air Force reportedly told him that his service is unwanted unless he swears an oath that concludes with the religious affirmation "so help me God."
Judge Yeakel produced a penetrating opinion that tears away the justification abortion opponents have offered to justify laws that exist for one and only one purpose -- to take away women's ability to choose to have an abortion.
On Tuesday, a federal trial court in Massachusetts held that it is "plainly unconstitutional to require a female inmate to expose herself, particularly to the extreme degree required during a strip search, in the presence of a male officer."
The California Supreme Court's decision requires suspects to have a lawyer's understanding of when they need to invoke their right to remain silent and how they are supposed to do so in order to ensure that this right is preserved.