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THOU SHALL NOT DISPLAY ON PUBLIC PROPERTY Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a lower-court decision banning the Ten Commandments from public property.
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Court again rejects commandments case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Monday once again refused to review a lower-court decision banning the Ten Commandments from public property.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

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NEW HOSTAGE POLICY The State Department says a new U.S. policy on responding to hostage taking and kidnappings will focus more attention on the abduction of private U.S. citizens.
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Court hears argument on executing retarded

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday heard argument on whether the execution of a person determined to be mentally retarded violated the constitutional ban on cruel
P. MITCHELL PROTHERO

Court supports tough Medicaid rules

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court made it tougher Wednesday for the institutionalized elderly to get Medicaid when they have spouses living independently.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

High court leans toward vouchers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A slight majority of the Supreme Court Wednesday appeared to lean toward deciding that school vouchers are constitutional even when they support religious educa
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: Students can grade others' papers

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday the common teacher practice of allowing students to grade other students' papers and tests does not violate federal law.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court refuses to halt casino closure

EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice refused to halt the court-ordered closure Monday of the Tigua Indians' casino for violating state gambling laws.

Louisiana killer gets last-minute stay

ANGOLA, La., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of Leslie Dale Martin Friday minutes before he was to receive a lethal injection for the 1991 rape and murder of a 1

Scalia: Catholic contradiction common

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- While the Roman Catholic Church teaches both capital punishment and abortion are wrong because they violate a view that all life is sacred, many Catholics have
GREGORY TEJEDA

'March for Life' small, enthusiastic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Pared down by threats of terrorism, the smallest "March for Life" in the event's history Tuesday protested the 29th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court: Control a factor for sex offenders

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday a state must show a sexual offender suffers from some lack of personal control before it can commit him to an institution af
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court upholds Chicago park law

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously upheld a Chicago ordinance that places restrictions on events in the city's parks.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court rules for EEOC, employees

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad power to represent employees in lawsuits charging discrimination
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Bush makes two recess appointments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush on Friday announced recess appointments of conservatives Otto J. Reich and Eugene Scalia to serve in his administration, sidestepping o
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Juries must be told of life option

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court reinforced its own precedent Wednesday, ruling 5-4 that juries must be told when life without parole is the alternative to a death sentence.

Olson argues for land regulators

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's top courtroom lawyer, Solicitor General Theodore Olson, supported government regulators over landowners Monday in what could become a
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

White House rebukes Senate on nominees

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The White House called the Democratically controlled U.S. Senate's decision to adjourn for the holidays without confirming its judicial nominees "an impediment to justice" that has left the nation with what it says is the highest number of federal court v
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

If not now, when?

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Few have noticed but a serious constitutional question lies before the republic. That question is: who controls nominations to the Executive Branch of the Unite
GORDON S. JONES, Special to United Press International

Bush has not changed Washington's tone

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- When President George W. Bush assumed office, he swept into the executive mansion vowing to "change the tone in Washington" with pledges of bipartisan cooperati
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

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Bush vs. Gore: One year later

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- It was the best of decisions, it was the worst of decisions. It was a decision of wisdom, it was a decision of foolishness.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

UPI's Capital Comment for Dec. 10, 2001

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Court looks at L.A. 'adult' ordinance

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court is once again wrestling with the issue of free speech protection for sexual material.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Court reviews what makes a disability

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act in a case that could have a profound effect on the American work
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent
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