Law: Of Kids, Congressmen and Cancer

Days of judgment in the U.S. Supreme Court

Like college students with term papers due, U.S. Supreme Court Justices begin to churn out opinions at a fast clip as the court's October-to-June term draws to an end. Their most notable decisions last week:

Capitol Immunity. When Congressman Henry Helstoski appeared before a grand jury investigating political corruption in New Jersey in 1974, he came voluntarily and promised "full cooperation." Two years and nine grand jury appearances later, Helstoski was no longer volunteering information or even answering questions. By then the Congressman himself was...

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