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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.

Supreme Court sides with eBay

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday unanimously sided with eBay Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by MercExchange LLC of Great Falls, Va. The high court ruling overturns a federal appeals court ruling that said trial judges are required to issue an in

High court hears military tribunal case

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday on the military tribunals used to try terror suspects at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Though there was no clear consensus in comments from the bench, the justices were generally skeptical of th

Texas redistricting fight to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Opponents to a Texas redistricting plan told the U.S. Supreme Court the map treats minority voters unfairly but it was unclear if the justices agreed.

Postal Service can face injury lawsuits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court says the U.S. Postal Service can be sued by people who are harmed by tripping over mail.
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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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