- Making News: Justice Scalia Refuses Recusal from Dick Cheney Case
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has made it final. In an unusual 21-page memo, he has refused to remove himself from deciding a case involving his good friend, Dick Cheney. Warren Ritchey, who covers the court for the Christian Science Monitor, says Scalia's memorandum addressed his friendship with the Vice President, the propriety of their shared airplane ride, and concerns over the possible complications of a recusal.
- Reporters Notebook: US Hispanic, Asian Populations to Triple by 2050
America-s Anglo-majority population is fading fast, soon to be replaced by a new majority that will look more like Southern California than it does Iowa or New Hampshire. William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, says the latest US Census Bureau projections are -a snapshot of the Old America and the New America at the same time.-
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