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Danforth sworn in as ambassador to U.N.

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- Former Missouri Sen. John Danforth was sworn in at the White House Thursday as the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 23, the 175th day of 2004 with 191 to follow.
By United Press International

HealthBiz: Pros and cons of ERISA case

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- Not surprising, different groups are offering conflicting takes on the Supreme Court's ERISA decision, many HSA applicants are uninsured, and other news of interest to the healthcare industry.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Court: No state suits against HMOs

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a Texas case that federal law severely limits suits in state court against health maintenance organizations.

Rush Limbaugh and wife split up

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Florida-based radio show host Rush Limbaugh and his wife, Marta, have decided to end their 10-year marriage, the third for each of them.

Court rejects Colo. redistricting case

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday let stand a lower-court ruling throwing out a Republican redistricting plan in Colorado.

Court smooths way for Mexican trucks

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a U.S. agency monitoring truck traffic from Mexico need not evaluate the traffic's impact on the environment.

Three indicted in Dallas in obscenity case

DALLAS, May 27 (UPI) -- Three men have been indicted in Dallas for allegedly selling videotapes of rape and sexual torture on the Internet, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Court OK's credit card fee listing

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday approved a regulation allowing credit cards to show over-the-limit fees separately from finance charges.

Court keeps disability law narrow

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court continued to narrow scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act Tuesday.

Justice for Janice Brown

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- In the Old Testament Book of Judges, a four-centuries-long cycle of corruption and purification is detailed. At the conclusion of each cycle a champion rises up
HORACE COOPER, A UPI Outside View commentary

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2003 with 77 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2003 with 86 to follow.
By United Press International

Catholics need not apply

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- On March 6, 1854, a gang of men in Washington, D.C., overpowered a watchman and stole a stone that had come from a 2,000-year-old Roman temple. The stone had be
MARK Q. RHOADS, A UPI Outside View commentary

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2003 with 154 to follow.
By United Press International
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Clarence Thomas
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, author of "My Grandfather's Son," discusses his book with the Federalist Society in Washington on November 15, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court.

Thomas grew up in Georgia and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector. In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Missouri Senator John Danforth and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Thomas Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and he served in that position until 1990, when President George H. W. Bush nominated him for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

On July 1, 1991, after one year and four months of service on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Thomas was nominated by Bush to fill Marshall's seat on the United States Supreme Court. Thomas's confirmation hearings were bitter and intensely fought, centering on an accusation that he had made unwelcome sexual comments to attorney Anita Hill, a subordinate at the Department of Education and subsequently at the EEOC. The U.S. Senate ultimately confirmed Thomas by a vote of 52–48.

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