“Congress enacted the limits in the wake of Watergate-era abuses to discourage big contributors from trying to buy votes with their donations and to restore public confidence in the campaign finance system,” writes Mark Sherman for the AP. “But in a series of rulings in recent years, the Roberts court has struck down provisions of Read more

Minnesota law doesn’t require lifeguards at most public pools, including those in schools. But data from the Minnesota Department of Health suggest that the presence of lifeguards could make a difference in preventing school drownings,” writes MPR News reporter Laura Yuen. The health department tracks every time emergency medical responders are called to a public Read more

“Suspects’ smartphones contain a wealth of information: calls, photos, GPS data. With so much info, it’s often all police need to make a case,” writes NPR’s Martin Kaste. Under the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination, you might have the right to refuse a request for your smartphone password. But Jeffrey Fisher, a Stanford Law School Read more