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Proposal could drag political funding into the light

Proposal could drag political funding into the light

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- A proposed federal regulation that would undo some of the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling has been languishing at the Securities and Exchange Commission for a year and a half, but there are signs the commission may be making a decision on it relatively soon.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
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.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of federal prisoner

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday ruled a federal prison inmate may sue the federal government for alleged abuse by correctional officers.

Justice Thomas breaks 7 years of silence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke a few words on the record from the bench Monday, a first in nearly seven years, a transcript confirms.

Court narrows stays of federal review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday federal law doesn't allow an incompetent prisoner to suspend federal court review of his case.
Affirmative action again on trial

Affirmative action again on trial

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday again becomes the battleground over the use of affirmative action for college admissions, this time in a case from Texas.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
Lesson learned -- don't touch a politician

Lesson learned -- don't touch a politician

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court disposed of the Dick Cheney "touching" case earlier this month, but its unsettling lessons will linger for some time.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

Supreme Court: Fired Fed workers can't sue

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled federal employees cannot sue in the courts for dismissal from their jobs for failing to comply with a law.
Plaintiffs still pound Walmart

Plaintiffs still pound Walmart

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- If you thought the Walmart sex discrimination fight was over when the U.S. Supreme Court broke the massive class action suit last year, saying the company had the right to fight the allegations case by case, you thought wrongly.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Court rules for Cheney security detail

Court rules for Cheney security detail

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday for Secret Service agents who were sued after arresting a man who criticized Vice President Dick Cheney in 2006.
Opening the gate to criminal alien appeals

Opening the gate to criminal alien appeals

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Is the U.S. Supreme Court about to open the appeal floodgates for legal aliens who committed crimes in the United States, pleaded guilty but weren't told they would face deportation under federal law?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND

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
Healthcare, at long last, reaches the justices

Healthcare, at long last, reaches the justices

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, at long last, is poised to hear three days of argument in the challenge to the national healthcare reform law, producing a decision before the end of June that could have a huge impact on the November presidential election.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND
Supreme Court: $10K tax fraud deportable offense

Supreme Court: $10K tax fraud deportable offense

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday a tax fraud of $10,000 or more is an "aggravated offense" that triggers an alien's deportation.
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