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Supreme Court strikes down antitrust suit

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- Antitrust laws don't apply to selling new stocks after they were initially offered on stock markets, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday. The 7-1 ruling written by Justice Stephen Breyer ruled federal securities regulations prevented the antitrust suit an

Abortion rights foes say they're pro woman

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a national ban on so-called partial birth abortion has encouraged abortion rights opponents to shift tactics.

Supreme Court changes death penalty course

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's nine justices were narrowly divided on a capital punishment ruling that changed direction from three previous death penalty rulings.

'Partial-birth' abortion ban upheld

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday voted to uphold the federal ban on "partial-birth abortions" in a major victory for the Bush administration and abortion foes. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the majority as the court split 5-4 voting to uph

Microsoft vs. AT&T in patent case

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices debated definitions of computer code, software and component in a Microsoft Corp. vs. AT&T Inc. patent case. At issue is whether Microsoft can be held liable for violating an AT&T patent on technology that condenses speech into

Kennedy eyed as SCOTUS swing vote

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was cited Sunday as the probable pivoting point for decisions on key issues, including abortion.

Supreme Court hears desegregation cases

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether race-conscious assignments can be used to desegregate public schools.

Supreme Court upholds Calif. death penalty

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld the death penalty imposed on a California man for a brutal 1981 killing.

Supreme Court hears abortion argument

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices Wednesday questioned lawyers on both sides of the legal battle over a federal ban on what opponents call partial-birth abortions.

One justice key in 'late abortion' ruling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on second trimester abortions appears set to hinge on Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has changed his opinions in the past.

Justice Kennedy has stent implanted

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has revealed Justice Anthony Kennedy underwent surgery during the weekend to unblock a blood vessel near his heart. A high court statement said Kennedy's heart was not damaged and he has returned to the bench, The Washington Post re

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 23, the 204th day of 2006 with 161 to follow.
By United Press International

Supreme Court tweaks DeLay's Texas map

WASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday mostly upheld former House Majority leader Tom DeLay's congressional redistricting map of Texas.

High court cuts reach of Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision announced Monday, narrowed the definition of bodies of water protected by the U.S. Clean Water Act.

High court allows 2 death penalty appeals

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled inmates sentenced to death can challenge lethal injection as "cruel and unusual" after exhausting other appeals.
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WAP2002030576 - WASHINGTON, Mar. 5, (UPI)-- Justice Anthony Kennedy makes a point as he appears before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, State and the Judiciary in Washington, on Mar. 5th., 2002, to present the Supreme Court's FY2003 budget. rw/Ricardo Watson. UPI
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