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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013.
By United Press International
Some Supreme Court justices attend mass before Christian prayer case

Some Supreme Court justices attend mass before Christian prayer case

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court majority attended mass before starting a term that includes deciding whether Christian prayer at government meetings is constitutional.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
U.S. Justice Ginsburg to officiate at same-sex marriage

U.S. Justice Ginsburg to officiate at same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate at the marriage of Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser and economist John Roberts in Washington.

Supreme Court refuses to stay order to Calif. to cut prison population

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to reverse or delay an order that California cut the number of inmates in its prisons by almost 10,000 this year.
DOMA and Prop 8, finding the light

DOMA and Prop 8, finding the light

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision last week striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and its companion ruling that in effect upheld the outlawing of California's Proposition 8, ignited a national conversation -- where does same-sex marriage go from here? For that matter, where does marriage go from here?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Court dismisses challenge to adverse Prop 8 ruling

Court dismisses challenge to adverse Prop 8 ruling

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote Wednesday dismissed a challenge to a ruling that struck down California's law limiting marriage to heterosexuals.

Minn. lawmaker apologizes for calling Justice Thomas 'Uncle Thomas'

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 26 (UPI) -- A Minnesota state lawmaker said he "hastily used a loaded term" in a tweet Tuesday calling U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
By United Press International

Court makes it harder to extend sentences for prior convictions

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S Supreme Court, in a complicated 8-1 ruling Thursday, made it harder for the federal government to extend sentences for prior crimes.

Court strikes down U.S. prostitution policy

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-2 Thursday the government cannot force a private group to disavow prostitution or forfeit federal funds.

Court: Jury must approve fact extending sentence

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- An unusual U.S. Supreme Court coalition ruled 5-4 Monday any alleged fact that would extend a sentence must be presented to the jury.
Natural DNA can't be patented

Natural DNA can't be patented

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last week dealt a devastating blow to the genetics industry -- or opened up new vistas depending on your point of view -- by ruling unanimously that naturally occurring DNA segments could not be patented.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Court: Natural DNA cannot be patented

Court: Natural DNA cannot be patented

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a major blow to genetics companies, ruled unanimously Thursday naturally occurring DNA segments cannot be patented.
Court rules for Calif. raisin growers

Court rules for Calif. raisin growers

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday unanimously ruled for California raisin producers, who said the government transferred their assets without just compensation.
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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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