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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 9, 2014
By United Press International
Climate change fight in the balance

Climate change fight in the balance

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- While the public sleeps through an unusually rough winter, the fight against climate change -- or the fight against excessive regulation, depending on your point of view -- is being waged at the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark case involving greenhouse gases.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Locking away the innocent

Locking away the innocent

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The case of Ryan Ferguson, the Missouri man freed after spending 10 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, shows that the nation's justice system, one of the fairest in the world, occasionally convicts the innocent, puts them in prison and throws away the key. Does the U.S. Supreme Court give a damn?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Taking the cuffs off political money

Taking the cuffs off political money

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the floodgates to corporate political contributions for "independent electioneering" in 2010's Citizens United vs. FEC, practically drowning federal political campaigns in money. Now the same five-justice majority that held sway in Citizens United may be poised to loosen restrictions on campaign finance even further.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

O'Connor regrets Bush vs. Gore. So what?

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- As the entire legal affairs world knows by now, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor last month expressed a frisson of regret for the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decision in Gore vs. Bush, a decision that appeared to decide the 2000 presidential election.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer
Under the U.S.Supreme Court: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entitled to a lawyer?

Under the U.S.Supreme Court: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entitled to a lawyer?

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The FBI and the rest of a crack U.S. interrogation team wanted to question the remaining marathon bombing suspect in his Boston hospital room without his lawyer because of what they fear: undiscovered explosive devices that could still kill and possible accomplices who might decide to carry out more terror.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Writer

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 20, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Karl Rove wearing the big boy pants

Karl Rove wearing the big boy pants

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The public and the media are largely ignoring the phenomenon but hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it in secret money, are driving the the final negative days of the U.S. presidential election, and in this arena, Karl Rove is wearing the big boy pants.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
What if Gore vs. Bush becomes Obama vs. Romney?

What if Gore vs. Bush becomes Obama vs. Romney?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Will the reputation and persuasive power of the U.S. Supreme Court survive in the unlikely event the court appears to decide the 2012 presidential election, as it seemingly did in 2000's Bush vs. Gore?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Correspondent
Getting fired for a Facebook 'like'

Getting fired for a Facebook 'like'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- How much freedom of speech do you have in a social network setting -- for instance, can you be fired if you click "like" on Facebook for something your boss doesn't like?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Correspondent
Drones in the sky over America

Drones in the sky over America

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- They're coming: In a few years the skies over the United States will be filled with hundreds if not thousands of of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, doing a variety of tasks -- border security, disaster relief, search and rescue, counter-terrorism and looking down on people and streets on behalf of police departments.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI 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?
'Influence, gratitude, access not corruption'

'Influence, gratitude, access not corruption'

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will go behind closed doors June 14 and decide what to do about Montana's cheeky slap at Citizens United vs. FEC, the high court ruling that opened the gates to hundreds of millions in corporate independent political expenditures.
2012 election drowning in secret money

2012 election drowning in secret money

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The 2012 elections are awash in secret money, with donors accountable to no one, while the national media sleeps and few voters seem to care.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Son of Bush vs. Gore

Son of Bush vs. Gore

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Stories have been exploding in the national media over the past week as news outlets finally wake up to the fact that for the second time in about a decade, a U.S. Supreme Court decision is going to have a major impact on a presidential election.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Kagan confirmation debate under way

Kagan confirmation debate under way

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- At least five Republicans indicated they would support Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court as floor debate on the nomination began Tuesday.

Justice Stevens bids colleagues goodbye

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- Justice John Paul Stevens ended his tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court Monday by telling his eight colleagues how much it meant to him to work with them.
President responsible for accounting board

President responsible for accounting board

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled the Sarbanes-Oxley Act unconstitutionally insulated the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from presidential control.
Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to become an associate member of the U.S. Supreme Court.
By United Press International

Court leaning toward text snooping

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical Monday a California police officer could expect text messages sent on a government pager to stay secret.
Personality Spotlight: Stevens a liberal -- most of the time

Personality Spotlight: Stevens a liberal -- most of the time

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Justice John Paul Stevens, stepping down from the U.S. Supreme Court when this term ends in late June, has been a leader on the high court for nearly 35 years.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Justice Stevens to retire in late June

Justice Stevens to retire in late June

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Justice John Paul Stevens, who turns 90 this month, told President Barack Obama Friday he will step down from the U.S. Supreme Court in late June.
Stevens claims conservative philosophy

Stevens claims conservative philosophy

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, though widely regarded as a liberal justice, says his judicial philosophy is actually conservative.
Justices to be an obstacle to Obama agenda?

Justices to be an obstacle to Obama agenda?

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- As President Barack Obama moves beyond healthcare reform to push for the rest of his agenda, will the U.S. Supreme Court be an obstacle to his place in history?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
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