Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

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April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
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Spying on Americans, phase 2

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Supreme Court denies Enron investment case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear a $40 billion investors' lawsuit against investment banks doing business with the now-defunct Enron Corp.

Court adds 'reason' to price flap

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1911 antitrust decision Thursday and made "the rule of reason" part of the law.

Hamlet: Insane or calculated killer?

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High Court takes up partial birth abortion

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San Diego cross removal delayed

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U.S. Court may split on lethal injection

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What U.S. papers say about virtual porn

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on Supreme Court's ruling regarding "virtual" child pornography.

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Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the judiciary on March 17, 2004, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The hearing was on fiscal year 2005 appropriations for the Supreme Court. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Anthony McLeod Kennedy (born July 23, 1936) is an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, having been appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Since the retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor, Kennedy is often the swing vote on many of the Court's politically charged 5–4 decisions.

Kennedy grew up in Sacramento, California as the son of a prominent attorney. He is not a member of the Kennedy political family. As a boy he came into contact with prominent attorneys such as Earl Warren. He served as a page in the California State Senate as a youngster.

Kennedy graduated from C. K. McClatchy High School in 1954. He was an undergraduate student at Stanford University from 1954-58, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, after spending his senior year at the London School of Economics. He earned an LL.B from Harvard Law School in 1961.

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