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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.
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Obama hosts 2nd Chanukah celebration as holiday ends

Obama hosts 2nd Chanukah celebration as holiday ends

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama attended a second White House Chanukah celebration Thursday, held after the eight-day holiday ended at sunset.
Kennedy key vote in Michigan affirmative action ban

Kennedy key vote in Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on whether Michigan or any state can ban affirmative action for race or gender reasons.
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.
Homegrown radicals as dangerous as jihadists, Napolitano says

Homegrown radicals as dangerous as jihadists, Napolitano says

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said homegrown radicals like the Boston Marathon bombers may be as great a threat as international jihadists.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
Affirmative action living on the edge

Affirmative action living on the edge

WASHINGTON, July 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, before going on recess last month, narrowed affirmative action in college admissions as much as it possibly could without killing it. A case accepted for argument next term not only threatens big trouble for what remains of race-based preferential admissions, but for gender-based admissions policies as well.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
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.
Court narrows affirmative action for diversity

Court narrows affirmative action for diversity

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-1 Monday to narrow the use of affirmative action by state schools, but fell short of striking down such policies altogether.

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 strikes down LA Port trucking requirements

Court strikes down LA Port trucking requirements

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday to void regulations placed on trucks by the Port of Los Angeles.
DNA ruling a big win for police

DNA ruling a big win for police

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, in a huge victory for law enforcement, ruled 5-4 last week that taking a DNA sample from prisoners accused of serious crimes does not violate the Constitution.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Supreme Court affirms deference due agencies over their jurisdiction

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- An agency such as the Federal Communications Commission must be given deference concerning the scope of its jurisdiction, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.

Woman may seek attorney's fees even if original suit was filed late

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- A woman may seek attorney's fees from the U.S. government despite a ruling that her suit seeking compensation was filed late, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Court says patent survives for seeds of seeds

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the patent on genetically modified seeds also applies to the seeds produced by those seeds.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
By United Press International
Justices ready to change America

Justices ready to change America

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- It's spring, and the U.S. Supreme Court is lifting a mighty hammer. When the justices bring that big hammer down, they may change forever the way the races interact in the United States, and may forever redefine the millennia-old definition of marriage.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

Court reinforces pro-multinational decision

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled for a powerful multinational company in a dispute with indigenous people, citing a ruling last week.
Do cases sound death knell for affirmative action?

Do cases sound death knell for affirmative action?

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- While the Texas case on affirmative action in college admissions is still pending, the U.S. Supreme Court surprisingly agreed last week to hear an affirmative action case out of Michigan that promises to be a genuine mover and shaker.

U.S. Supreme Court toss class-action suit against Comcast

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday ruled 5-4 in favor of Comcast in rejecting a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed by Philadelphia cable customers.

Court accepts huge affirmative action case

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Michigan or any state can ban race- or sex-based preference in government actions.

Court hears DNA collection case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on a basic law enforcement tool -- whether DNA samples may be taken from suspects without a warrant.

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