The Supreme Court is limiting when someone can sue for a violation of their rights by a federal official. The justices sided with the government in a case involving the owner of a notorious inn in Blaine, Washington on the U.S.-Canada border. It’s the latest in a line of cases narrowing the public’s ability to sue federal officials for rights violations.
Journalists in Washington state cannot be forced to reveal their confidential sources. It’s what’s known as a news media shield law. In a recent ruling, a…