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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 1, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 26, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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Judge removed from Whitey Bulger trial

Judge removed from Whitey Bulger trial

BOSTON, March 14 (UPI) -- A former federal prosecutor cannot preside over the trial of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday.
Will voter ID fight determine the election?

Will voter ID fight determine the election?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney fighting for every vote as the bitter U.S. presidential election campaign races through its final weeks, Democrats appear to be winning in at least one vital arena: Republican sponsored voter ID laws are falling like flies in the courts.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 23, 2012.
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Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

Will voter ID laws cost Obama the election?

WASHINGTON, July 22 (UPI) -- With polls showing President Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a desperately close race for the presidency, will voter identification laws suppress the Democratic vote and cost Obama the election, or will they simply cut down on voter fraud as Republicans contend?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Under the U.S Supreme Court: To sniff or not to sniff

Under the U.S Supreme Court: To sniff or not to sniff

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court goes to the dogs next term in two Florida cases involving police canines named Franky and Aldo, and the question: To sniff or not to sniff?
Home of Supreme Court Justice Breyer burglarized

Home of Supreme Court Justice Breyer burglarized

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's Washington home was burglarized, but the Supreme Court confirms no court materials were taken.

Affirmative action headin' for a Texas showdown

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- If you think all the politically controversial cases all have been exhausted this term at the U.S. Supreme Court, think again -- the challenge to affirmative action to be heard sometime next term promises to be a real gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Supreme Court returns

Supreme Court returns

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The new term of the U.S. Supreme Court is set to open Monday with a new justice joining the bench and an agenda that will cover aspects of the First and Second Amendments.
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Obama taps Sotomayor for top court

Obama taps Sotomayor for top court

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama nominated federal judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, calling her "an inspiring woman."
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WAP2000031591 - 15 MARCH 2000 - WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices testify before the House Appropriations Committee, Commerce, Justice, State and Judicial Subcommittee on budgetary matters for the nation's highest court, in the U.S. Capitol, March 15. Pictured is Justice David Souter. rg/iw/Ian Wagreich UPI
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David Hackett Souter ( /ˈsuːtər/; born September 17, 1939) served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1990 until his retirement on June 29, 2009. Appointed by President George H. W. Bush to fill the seat vacated by William J. Brennan, Jr., Souter was the only Justice with extensive prior court experience outside of a federal appeals court, having served as a prosecutor, a state's attorney general, and as a judge on state trial and appellate courts. Souter sat on both the Rehnquist and Roberts courts, and came to vote reliably with the courts' liberal members. Following Souter's retirement announcement, President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor as his successor.

Souter was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, on September 17, 1939, the only child of Joseph Alexander Souter (1904–1976) and Helen Adams Hackett Souter (1907–1995). At age 11, he moved with his family to their farm in Weare, New Hampshire.

Souter attended Concord High School in New Hampshire and went on to Harvard College, concentrating in philosophy and writing a senior thesis on the legal positivism of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. In 1961, he graduated from Harvard magna cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned an M.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1963. He then entered Harvard Law School, graduating in 1966.

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