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Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas abortion law

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday night to block Texas' controversial abortion restrictions.
Kate Stanton
Supreme Court blocks voter ID laws in Wisconsin, judge blocks Texas law

Supreme Court blocks voter ID laws in Wisconsin, judge blocks Texas law

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) --The Supreme Court Thursday blocked Wisconsin's voter ID law Thursday that would have required voters to show identification in the elections on Nov. 4.
Gabrielle Levy
Justices suggest security check not essential part of work day

Justices suggest security check not essential part of work day

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court could cost retailers millions of dollars if it rules that Amazon warehouse workers must be paid for a post-shift security check.
Frances Burns
Antonin Scalia: Constitution permits favoring of religion over non-religion

Antonin Scalia: Constitution permits favoring of religion over non-religion

DENVER, Oct. 3 (UPI) --Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said the separation of church and state -- one of the most important tenets of the Constitution -- is not absolute.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

Supreme Court limits, does not forbid union contributions

June 30 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court ruled partial public employees cannot be required to contribute union dues, less of a blow to public unions than labor groups feared.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court strikes down Mass. buffer zones around abortion clinics

Supreme Court strikes down Mass. buffer zones around abortion clinics

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --A Massachusetts law establishing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics violates the free speech rights of protesters, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.
Frances Burns
Rare dual win claimed in EPA case

Rare dual win claimed in EPA case

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --A Supreme Court decision on the Environmental Protection Agency's authority over emissions earned rare claims of victory from both sides of the debate.
Daniel J. Graeber
Supreme Court strikes down part of EPA's greenhouse gas regulations

Supreme Court strikes down part of EPA's greenhouse gas regulations

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) --The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the EPA exceeded its authority in requiring permits for certain industries but upheld its authority to regulate pollutants.
Ananth Baliga
U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

U.S. Supreme Court strengthens free speech rights for public employees

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) --The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision Thursday, gave additional protection to public employees who testify at trials.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) --The Supreme Court made it harder for people to hide their purchase of a gun, ruling it illegal for a legal gun owner to buy a firearm on behalf of someone else.
Gabrielle Levy
Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

Immigrant children must start over at 21, Supreme Court rules

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Monday that children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration status is still pending have to go to the back of the line.
Gabrielle Levy
Supreme Court reverses conviction of wronged wife who tried to give rival a rash

Supreme Court reverses conviction of wronged wife who tried to give rival a rash

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) --A law aimed at terrorism should not have been used to prosecute a woman trying to give her husband's mistress a rash, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.
Frances Burns
Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

Supreme Court backs prayer in town meetings

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court cleared the path for religious prayers given during government activity, so long as the government was not seen as coercing participation.
Gabrielle Levy
Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

Justices say Supreme Court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg said at an event last night that the high court will likely have to rule on NSA surveillance.
Aileen Graef
Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules campaign contribution caps unconstitutional

April 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court Wednesday made one of their most significant campaign finance decisions by declaring caps on campaign contributions unconstitutional.
Aileen Graef
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the Federalist Society Gala at Union Station in Washington on November 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)..
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Antonin Gregory Scalia (pronounced /skəˈliːə/  ( listen); born March 11, 1936) is an American jurist who serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. As the longest-serving justice on the Court, Scalia is the Senior Associate Justice. Appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia has been described as the intellectual anchor of the Court's conservative wing.

Scalia was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and attended public grade school and Catholic high school in New York City, where his family had moved. He attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate, and obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from Harvard Law School. After spending six years in a Cleveland law firm, he became a law school professor. In the early 1970s, he served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, first at minor administrative agencies, and then as an assistant attorney general. He spent most of the Carter years teaching at the University of Chicago, where he became one of the first faculty advisers of the fledgling Federalist Society. In 1982, he was appointed as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Ronald Reagan.

In 1986, Scalia was appointed by Reagan to the Supreme Court to fill the associate justice seat vacated when Justice William Rehnquist was elevated to Chief Justice. Whereas Rehnquist's confirmation was contentious, Scalia was asked few difficult questions by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and faced no opposition. Scalia was unanimously confirmed by the Senate, and took his seat on September 26, 1986.

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